Rev. Joe Cobb, Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge, is the speaker at the Wednesday Noonday Service on March 4, 12:05 pm. His sermon is titled, “Abba, forgive them for they know not what they do”. Text scripture: Luke 23:32-38.
Lunch is served in the social hall immediately following the service for a suggested $6 donation. The menu is Butternut Squash Soup or Bean Soup with Pasta, Breads and Crackers, Fresh Fruit, and Chocolate Cake.
32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus[a] there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”]][b] And they cast lots to divide his clothing. 35 And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah[c] of God, his chosen one!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him,[d] “This is the King of the Jews.” (NRSV)