“When God Provides…
…There Will Always be More than Enough”
Message: Today’s Message is delivered by Pastor Mark Thompson with a very special guest, Rev. Jeff Bluhm, Executive Director of Lutherdale.
Prayer of the Day:
Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken
in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world;
through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself.
But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went
ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it
was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is
now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for
themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’
They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ And he said, ‘Bring them
here to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and
the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to
the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and
they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate
were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
One Service, Two Styles, More Songs:
May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.