Rev. Nancy Froman will be preaching this Sunday in DiscipleChurch. Nancy grew up in this church and considers it her home church. Nancy went to Brite Divinity at TCU and is an ordained Deacon in the UM church. She has served seven churches (mostly in the FW area) over the past 25 years. This past year, while seeking her next place to serve, we have been blessed to have Nancy back home, attending and participating in worship, serving at the Mission and working at our Preschool. I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast in Wesley Hall, then 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel, followed at 9:30 a.m. in the Foundation building in our discussion group.
Your sister in Christ,
This Sunday I’ll be preaching about the story of the boy who shared the small gift of his lunch and how Jesus took it and was able to feed the hungry crowd. What if we really believed that the Spirit still has the power to take the gifts that we have to offer and can use our generosity to care for and transform the hearts of others? With the guidance of God’s Spirit and if we work together and pool our gifts, we will have more than enough resources to feed the hungry multitude and care for the hurting and the lost. I look forward to sharing and retelling the story of the Loaves and Fishes miracle with you Sunday at DiscipleChurch.
Grace and peace,
John 6:1-15: Feeding the Five Thousand:
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming towards him, Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?’ He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, ‘Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?’ Jesus said, ‘Make the people sit down.’ Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’ So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, ‘This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.’