7pm: Story & Discussion
In 2 Samuel 11:1–15, we hear the dramatic story of King David, Bathsheba, and her husband Uriah the Hittite. In the story, David sees Bathsheba bathing, sends for her, and gets her pregnant. He then asks Uriah to come home from war, hoping to confuse the paternity issue. Uriah refuses to go home to his wife while his comrades are fighting, and so, rather than own up to his sin, David has Uriah killed to cover it up—and has Uriah carry the very message ordering his killing back to his military commander.
In 2014, Megan Kempston listened to that same reading (standing in the Narthex at St. Luke’s!) and was gifted with the inspiration for a short story about Uriah and his fateful message. On Thursday, August 5, she’ll read that story via Zoom and we’ll discuss it. Please join us from the comfort of your home! The reading will take about 40 minutes, so please feel free to bring dinner, snacks, or drinks and get cozy. Megan will read the story at 7 pm. Then Fr. Ricardo will lead a discussion of the story, the scripture, and the history at 7:45 pm. Join us for both parts, or if you prefer, click HERE to download a PDF of the story, read it yourself beforehand, and pop in at 7:45 pm for the discussion. We hope to see you there!
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Meeting ID: 885 1785 1242
Dial-in number: 669-900-6833