After feeding more than five thousand people in the wilderness, Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35
It's an incredible claim. In a world filled with people who are hungry, who ache with thirst, and where some are seemingly never filled, Jesus promises... enough.
Imagine that. Not pie in the sky, nor just a good try. In God's good creation, there is plenty. In Jesus' prayer (give us our daily bread), there is enough. In Jesus' kingdom, there is enough. Can we follow Jesus' example, and feed one another?
This Sunday, we take Jesus at his word, as we take his bread in a service of Holy Communion. Rev. John Melin will preach and preside, and Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes will be our guest musician.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
Jesus Christ "The Bread of Life," icon written by Sister Glykeria, Dormition Convent, Parnes, Greece.