The Feeding of the 5,000 with the children, July 31, 2019

Title:The Feeding of the 5,000 with the children, July 31, 2019

The last children’s summer program was held on July 31. The Bible story used was the “Feeding of the 5,000.” The 16 children present made little pizzas and enjoyed ice cream (and toppings) on them.

From Catherine’s July 31, 2011 sermon, 8 years earlier to the day:

“In the gospel, Jesus takes the five loaves and the two fish that the disciples bring him, and he, in turn, offers this small offering up to God—because Jesus never wants any glory for himself—he is always pointing beyond himself, in everything he does, to God’s indescribable power and glory.

“God takes whatever little thing it is that we have to offer to God for use for God’s power and glory in some way so wonderful that we cannot even imagine the miraculous ways in which God will put us to work.

“God takes that offering, expands it, and gives it back, complete and full and whole, so that we have all we need to be his true disciples and to do the work that God has given us to do in this world. You see, as disciples, we get to be part of God’s miraculous, healing, restoring work in the world!

“What a joy for us that God would let us help carry out God’s wondrous work in this world! “