Dear Friends, I want to extend a word of thanks for the opportunity to be away with our confirmation students on retreat last weekend. No, the snow did not change our plans and in fact it made the weekend even more special. Speaking of special, what an incredible group of junior highs we have, and I mean group in every sense. Whether they were playing, learning, working, serving, or worshiping, they were almost always together as one group. We are truly blessed to have this group here and now and I am certainly looking forward to many adventures with them as Senior Highs as well. Our youth are not just the future of the church but a very important part of our present. As we prepare for Bible Study tomorrow (Thursday) at noontime and worship this weekend, I wanted to give you a heads up on our assigned Gospel, Matthew 5:1-12, the Beatitudes and the beginning of the most famous sermon ever preached (The Sermon on the Mount). Here are some questions to consider: 1.