Jesus Asked

his followers to feed thousands of people with a few loaves and fishes - they had more left over than they started with.

Jesus asks his followers to feed people loaves and fishes
Following Jesus' Example
ELCA World Hunger
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Compassion

Our national magazine wrote an article about our response to the economic downturn. We also put together a monthly pattern for fighting hunger and poverty (call it a "hunger liturgy"):

1st Sunday of the month - GIVE and PRAY. Bring food for the local pantry to worship. We also take a second offering that goes towards fighting hunger here, and pray for those who hunger before praying "give us this day our daily bread" and sharing in the meal Jesus hosts.

(Fri-)Day before the 3rd Saturday - PREPARE A MEAL. Join us at St Luke at 1:00pm (rsvp to janis@begarden.com) as we make lunches (sandwiches, fruit, etc.) to serve to the homeless the following day ...

3rd Saturday - SERVE AND MEET people who are homeless or just struggling to make ends meet. We serve this "Loaves and Fishes" meal at 11am at a partner church in Van Nuys. Contact kristiweave@hotmail.com