FEBRUARY 27, 2020

John 21: 15-17
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”


Reflection: We are truly blessed to live in a country of such great abundance. With our resources we are able to tackle the problem of hunger. We can donate money to the many agencies whose mission is to feed and clothe the needy. On a more personal level we can donate food to the churches that have food pantries, reminding ourselves to make a purchase for the food pantry every time we go grocery shopping. It’s a simple thing but a big step toward ending hunger.
The commission “feed my sheep” doesn’t end with feeding the body; it also includes feeding the heart the message of God’s love and forgiveness.


Prayer: Lord open our hearts to this need, that we might be your presence in a hungry world.

Luan Borquist

Weather Related Information
After a recent winter weather event, the following is shared to clarify when and where closings will be posted. 
 
Weekday activities: Closings will follow Peoria Public School announcements regarding pre-school and mid-week meetings and class sessions.
 
Sundays: Unless posted, worship will continue as scheduled. Come as you are able and feel safe to do so. The exceptions would be blizzard or heavy ice conditions, power outage.