From the Pastor's Desk 2/11/2022
Most people who grew up in the church are familiar with the Beatitudes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, as recorded in the gospel of Matthew. "Blessed are you ..." Not so familiar, perhaps, is the Sermon on the Plain, given to us in the gospel of Luke. Some scholars think this may have been the same sermon, recorded from a different perspective. Others see it as a similar sermon, preached at another time, in a different location. Either way, we don't hear much about Luke's version, and I wonder if it's because Luke not only shares the blessings, but also the woes Jesus names. These warnings all have something in common, just as the blessings do. Join us on Sunday or online to learn more.
Be sure to sign up for a discussion group as we read Unbinding Your Heart together! If you've already registered, you will find a book with your name on it in the narthex on Sunday. If you haven't registered yet, you can learn more and sign up here: https://www.willmarumc.org/about-5
See you in church, Church!
Pastor Jo Anne