Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat". Matthew 25:35
Dear Dickinson First Family and Friends,
Feeding the hungry appears throughout the Holy Bible; it’s in the Torah in the Old Testament, in the Psalms, in New Testament letters, and in Christ’s own teaching in the gospels. It appears as a concern tied to God’s compassion, righteousness, justice and mercy. Scripture is also clear that Jesus places the concern for and act of feeding the hungry into the hands of his followers - us.
We are blessed to live in an area where others feel the same concern and respond in real Christian action. We join them in ministry together through M.I. Lewis Social Service Center. We feed the hungry and provide important emergency assistance that keeps electricity on in the summer, gas on in the winter, and water on throughout the year.
The extent of our participation in M.I. Lewis means they are our most significant local missions partner. That’s why we celebrate M.I. Lewis Sunday on the first Sunday of June every year - to keep before us our great opportunity to love and serve others in such meaningful ways.
Scripture also portrays all persons as hungering for the presence and grace of God. Holy Communion reminds us that Christ offers himself to us: “he took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘This is my body, which is given for you’” (Luke 22:19). This Sunday, we will return to our regular practice celebrating Holy Communion in front of the Lord’s Table, with bread and wafers and juice cups. We all need to be fed!