“Blessed Are”
Those Gathering to Study the Hard Blessings of the Beatitudes

Four Consecutive Tuesdays

January 19 – February 9

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Co-teachers: Rev. Lyn Olson & Rev. Victoria Millar


In Latin, the word beati means blessed. The eight pronouncements by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-11) with each begins with the words “Blessed are…” are known as the Beatitudes. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without elaboration. The first is “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” But who wants to be poor in spirit? Indeed, most of the beatitudes seem to describe an unwelcome experience. These are hard, not easy blessings. Come to talk about how God is with us especially in the unwelcome experiences in life. Come to talk about how we are shaped by the hard blessings.
We will be meeting in the Sanctuary, in person,
with masks & social distancing