Date: May 1, 2022
Bible Text: John 21:1-19 | Rev. David A. Douthett
The season of Easter is a time when, not surprisingly, we meditate on Christ's resurrection, its impact, and its implications. The Gospel lesson this week is a beautiful story of the Risen Christ appearing to several of his disciples on the beach at the Sea of Galilee. The disciples have been fishing all night with nothing to show for it, and Jesus directs them to a miraculous catch before serving them breakfast. That would be a good place to stop, but instead, the story goes on to Jesus' remarkable exchange with Simon Peter, his star disciple who had three times denied even knowing Jesus. In the whole passage we learn a great deal about how Jesus works and what being a disciple is really about.
We also celebrate the sacrament of communion in worship today. If you would like to participate with us virtually, you will need a small piece of bread and some wine or grape juice or as close as you can get.
Here's a link to an article about the current state of scientific thought on the importance of breakfast. Bon appetit!