Thoughts: Explanations have been proposed to explain this miracle of feeding at least 20,000 people.
1. Some people left and went home for supper.
2. Some people declined the food, so that others could eat.
3. Some people were gluten-intolerant, and some people didn’t like fish.
4. Some people had brought their own food so, when the disciples offered the
bread and fish, they got out their own supplies and shared them.
Why not believe that the Son of God could feed the multitude?
Discussion: Why are some people eager to disprove Jesus’ miracles?
Activity: Choose one worthy charity and send a check.
Remember in prayer this week Vivian Hansard, Millie and Dick Parker, and Tina and Mike Stefanski.
This Wednesday night at 6:15, our church softball team is playing a game that will propel them into the playoffs. Be there to cheer them at Good Shepherd Lutheran School.
Paving the Way through Faith continues to reimburse our Capital Improvement Fund. We are up to $7,000 of the $30,000 needed.
Christmas in July was a big success with $400 donated. Please contact the office with your cash donation amount to receive credit on your statement, and also to verify the amount of our offering which is designated for Christmas in July.
We welcome Nina Mendiola to our office staff this week. Donna will be training her. Stop by to say “hi!” Her church email address is email@example.com. Please send all Tidings to her by August 21.
Concerns from Sunday, July 30:
Martin & Carolyn Jones – Prayers for a family friend who has had two strokes and can not walk.
Rick & Linda Wright – Prayers for the Shier family. Marilyn Shier, Wright’s dear friend, died unexpectedly Thursday.
Pete & Jill Woods – Excited to announce the engagement of our daughter Emily to Tyler Drabek.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.