This Sunday, May 5, we celebrate the third Sunday in Easter in worship including the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
The service will include warm greetings, prayer, fine music, a reading from John 21:1-19 and the sermon “Feed My Sheep”.
Jesus, risen and victorious, greets his disciples and offers a seemingly simple instruction to Simon Peter, “feed my sheep.” Throughout his physical time among us, we have referred to Christ as a shepherd and now it appears that, here on earth anyway Christ is asking us to continue this work. It is a commissioning, a charge to engage the needs of the flock in both spiritual and practical ways. For us, it is a call to “feed my sheep” and to embrace every challenge, truth, and tough choice that arises from our dedication to doing so. How can we, the church, feed these sheep in a way that honors the calling of Jesus?