Scripture as Art

A new monthly opportunity at St. Bernard’s
the next Zoom session is on April 24, 11:30 am

Join Pastor Beth after worship on April 24, to be exploratory and creative with Scripture! Our second gathering on Mar. 27 was fostering great conversation. And it’s like book group, you are welcome to come even if you didn’t create something. Scripture as Art allows our imaginative, creative side to emerge through spending time with Scripture and creating an artistic response. 

Think of ‘art’ in the broadest of terms: collage, poetry, coloring, painting, sculpting, weaving, knitting, song… and so much more! After worship we’ll gather on our Sunday Zoom link at 11:30 am to share what we’ve created or discovered. You can email a photo to Pastor Beth or just hold it up to camera. Open to all ages. You are welcome to invite family and friends to participate.


Scripture for the third session is John 20:19-31, and is available in text and video.

Open to all ages and you are welcome to invite anyone (family and friends) to participate! Scripture for the third session is Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32, available in text (click button below) and video (click on play button above).

Scripture for the third session


John 20:19-31 (the gospel assigned for April 24)

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

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St. Bernard's Episcopal Church

88 Claremont Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel:  908.766.0602

Office hours*

Pastor Beth is in the office Tues-Thurs, 10 am onwards, and works from home on Fridays.

Alison, Parish Administrator, is in the office Weds & Thurs, 10:30am-4pm, she works from home on Mon. and Tues.

*Hours can differ from what is stated above.  To contact the office call the office number or office email, found above.

St. Bernard's Cemetery,

60 Washington Ave,

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Contact: John Smith, 908-766-0602 or email


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The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Rector

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