Preaching: Marissa Letscher, M.Div Sermon: "The Fire of Hunger"
Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is daily manna they want. As always in John when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world. He calls us to come to him and believe in him, and through that relationship to know the one who sent him. Scripture Readings:Psalm 147:12-20; John 6:24-35NRSV
150 for 150 Food Drive – Each weekend throughout the month of August, we want to honor our 150 years of doing God's Work with Our Hands by collecting at least 150 donations for the Linn Community Food Bank and HACAP Food Reservoir to support local hunger relief efforts. Simply bring your donations to the church when you come to worship! Don't know what to give? Read the Linn Community Foodbank Donations page.
Reading Bee Book Club – "My One Square Inch of Alaska" by Sharon Short is the new book for Reading Bee which will meet this Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in Room 310. The story chronicles a sister and brother's "escape" from life in Ohio for the high adventure of the Alaskan wilderness. Come pick up the new title, and stick around to discuss "Found on 16th Ave" by Karen Roth.
About the series:
The Gospel readings from John 6 focus on Jesus as bread of life. Jesus physically feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish; and he describes himself as "the bread come from heaven to give life to the world"
It is not the adequacy of our supplies or our skills that make the difference in the world: it is the power of Jesus working through the littlest and least to transform our earth into the world God desires, a caring community where all the hungry are satisfied.