WHY WE DO THIS:
To achieve God’s purpose:
“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.” 1 Timothy 4:13 (NIV1984) (bold added for emphasis)

“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (NIV1984)

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”  Romans 10:17 (NIV1984)

To celebrate our First Amendment freedoms:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (“First Amendment” Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute. Archived from the original on May 3, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013.)

 FOR YOU:  Come listen or read. Readers are set up in advance and during the reading.  People may just listen a little or for the whole event. Preregister to read: BibleOutloud@paulbunyan.net.

Water and coffee at no cost and perhaps snacks, dogs, brats, sandwiches or salads (we don’t plan “pot trust” foods).
Bibles free to you and a limited few for you to give away.

More Info for the Public Reading of the New Testament
READERS:
Readers have reported that the section of scripture they read was exactly what they needed to hear from the Lord.
Reading “time slots” are about 15 minutes on chapter boundaries. The schedule varies because people read at different speeds. Please arrive 30 minutes early and be prepared to start reading later than scheduled.
Individuals or groups may read. Teams may consist of any number of people –such as families, friends, service groups, bible studies or youth groups. Each team member gets a reading time slot.
Readers will not be assigned consecutive readings.
Readers will be seated at a table with two microphones. Each next reader is asked to sit at the table with the current reader in order to be ready to read and assist if needed.
Need to provide name, email (preferred) and/or phone number & desired date & approximate time to read.

What translations will be used?
Easy to read and understandable translations are preferred:
   International Children's Bible
   1984 New International Version (NIV1984)
   New King James Version (NKJV)
   English Standard Version (ESV)

The Public Reading of the New Testament was first held in 2013 with 58 readers from many different churches. It has been repeated each year since with more people coming to listen and read the New Testament from the Bible.

For more info or to read:
Call:     218-835-7957
Email: BibleOutloud@paulbunyan.net
IT'S A GREAT OUTDOORS WEEKEND

Faith Lutheran Church​

Public Reading of the Psalms:
WHERE:   Calvary Free Lutheran Fosston
WHEN:    
LAST SUNDAY OF FEBRUARY
    Sunday, February 25, 2024     1:00 pm to ≈6:00 pm
         Come listen. Be one of 24 readers if you want.

Public Reading of the New Testament:
WHERE:  Wayside City Park in Blackduck
WHEN:   
LAST FULL WEEKEND OF JUNE
          Saturday, June 29, 2024  9 am - ≈8:30 pm 
          Sunday,   June 29, 2024  Noon - ≈8:30 pm

Public Reading of the New Testament:
WHERE:East Polk Heritage Center in Fosston
WHEN:   THIRD WEEKEND OF JULY
          Saturday, July 20, 2024   9 am - ≈8:30 pm 
          Sunday,   July 21, 2024    1 pm - ≈9:00 pm 



LIJ, Stan for BibleOutloud@paulbunyan.net