Why are we reading Exodus?

As a church, we feel a need to join an exodus from power and privilege; to help engender conversation across ideological lines ; and to form individuals and help build community through Biblical study.

Click here to read Bishop Breidenthal’s letter about the Exodus project

Reading Schedule

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The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Exodus 14:14


The Unifying American Story


By David Brooks

One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story.


A Message from Bishop Breidenthal


Beginning August 27, 2017 and running to April 7, 2018, I am inviting everyone in the diocese to come together to read the Book of Exodus.



1.What is the plan?

Study of Exodus will be incorporated into every existing committee, commission, and conference of the diocese. We ask Standing Committee, Diocesan Staff, Diocesan Council, ECSF, ECW, the Trustees, etc. to begin their meetings with a brief (15-20 min) study of Exodus.

2.What should I think about as I am doing the readings?

1. What did you hear?
2. How does it apply to your life?
3. How will it effect your work together?