This Sunday our gospel continues Jesus’ teaching from the Sermon on the Mount. He has gathered his followers to hear about life in the kingdom of heaven and to learn how to take their part in the story of salvation. He wants them to know that they have a vital role to play in sharing God’s love with the world. They are like salt, an ingredient that makes all the difference. They are light, that cannot be hidden. Whether or not they like it, their actions bear witness to the truth of God’s grace in their lives – or not. They have a choice about what the world will see, but not whether they will be seen. The text for the sermon is Matthew 5:13-16, and Jonathan’s title is “Over/Under.”
It is the first Sunday of February, so we will gather to celebrate the Lord’s Supper at an open table, where all are invited, all are welcome to receive God’s grace in the broken bread and shared cup.
At 1:00 p.m. we will gather to give thanks for the life of Peggy Bryant, who passed away on January 18. We hope that those who knew and were touched by Peggy’s life, and who wish to share their support with her husband, Jack, and their family, will be able to be present.
See you at church!