Sunday service is at 11 a.m.
Fr. Sahaya Paul Cross, the replacement for Fr. Joseph Ikegbunam who left at the end of June, celebrated his second weekend Mass in Morrisville last week. He told a story from India where a group of young men entered a restaurant, shouting at the waitress and complaining about their food.
In John 11, Jesus makes several shocking statements and decisions that the disciples and the loved sisters of Lazarus, Mary and Martha did not understand.
This past Sunday, the ninth Sunday of Pentecost, Pastor Mike Thorpe focused primarily on the scripture from Ephesians 3:14-21, “Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians” in which Paul states that every ethnic group on earth is recognized by God. Paul also prays that they “have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers.”
This week we talk about the feeding of the five thousand, according to John 6:1-21. This is one of those mind-bending miracles in the Gospels. Jesus needs to feed 5,000 people; he has five loaves of bread and some fish; how does he feed everyone? Well, the answer is not with five loaves of bread and some fish. When he passed those loaves around, somehow everyone was fed, and they got more back than they had given. How did he do it? I think Jesus would tell us the answer is through the mind-bending love of God.
For the past few weeks, we have been brainstorming with members of our community and congregation, asking what are the greatest needs in our community and how might a church be able to help?
Our brother in Christ, Mark Selig, led us in worship this morning. Due to the rain, we met in the sanctuary for the first time in 16 months. He read from the new living translation of the Bible. Ephesians, 2 Samuel and Psalms were the main texts he referenced.