Over the past several weeks, our readings at the Tabernacle have focused on the idea of nourishment. We have heard the story of Elijah receiving bread and water from an angel in the desert and two different accounts of Jesus feeding the crowd of five thousand. We have reflected upon the idea of spiritual nourishment and our call to be servers of “second helpings” in the Kingdom of God.
This Sunday, August 2 at 9:45am, we will continue to think about the nourishment offered by Jesus Christ, who reveals himself as the “Bread of Life.” A classmate of mine from Harvard Divinity School, Christopher Whiteman, will preach a sermon titled “Give Us a Sign.” Christopher, a candidate for ordination in the Episcopal Church, is a very thoughtful and gifted preacher—this year, he was selected as the winner of the Billings Preaching Prize.
Craigville resident Rev. Joanne Hartunian will preside over Holy Communion, our sacrament of spiritual nourishment. Janet Edmonson, a member of the Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA, will play the organ for us, and Wayne Tooker will offer special music.
Wherever you are on the journey of faith, I hope that the Tabernacle is a community of spiritual nourishment for you.