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

OUTDOOR WORSHIP CANCELLED
DUE TO PEORIA HEALTH ADVISORY
In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
 
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor