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Summer on the Mount

Hello Gloria Dei,

For the next 5 weeks we will be in a Sermon Series going through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It is recorded in the gospel of Matthew, chapters 5 to 7. We are calling this series “Summer on the Mount”. This weekend I will be focusing on 5:1-16.

In the spring of 2019, together with about 40 others, I was able to stand on what is now called the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus originally taught and preached this sermon. It is a beautiful spot, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. And I can just picture the crowds gathering to hear Jesus teach.

In these teachings, Jesus first tells us that we are residents of Jesus’ new way of life. He gives us our identity and purpose, as salt and light for the world, in his name. He then goes on to describe what this way, or new kingdom looks like. As you read through these three chapters, you will discover that these are not easy teachings. Yet Jesus casts a vision for what his desired kingdom looks like, even as it is breaking into the world even now.

On another note, the congregation received a heartfelt Thank You note from Tanya Stadem. Last month we celebrated Tanya’s ministry with us as she retired from her long-time office position at Gloria Dei. Here is her note to the congregation.
“Thank you, Gloria Dei Congregation, for the well wishes and the love shown on my retirement from the office staff position. It has been a blessing to know you and work with you through the last 15 years. All of us working together makes Gloria Dei a congregation that gives Glory to God in a great way! I'm not moving away -- just freeing up my time for the grandchildren!
And thank you for the generous gift card! Steve & I have made the decision to purchase some trees for our "new" yard --- maple, cherry, apple, and pear. It will be a gift that produces goodness for years and years. Thank you! 
See you in worship,
Tanya Stadem”

Thanks again Tanya, and to all of you who make up this Christ-centered family of faith.

Pastor Tim
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