January 28, 2012

come & eat

Come & EatAs evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.’ Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’
‘We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,’ they answered. ‘Bring them here to me,’ he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 14:15-21

Come and Eat is a dinner, free to the public, held at 5:30 p.m. on the Saturday before the third Tuesday of the month. We eat family style, with people from Wesley sharing their tables with everyone and anyone who walks through the doors of the Wesley Center. Following dinner, we have music, a personal story about how God has worked in someone’s life, and a fun table activity.

Come and Eat was inspired by the above scripture, from the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand. Jesus commanded his disciples to feed the people who were searching for Him. As His disciples, even today, Jesus commands us “give them something to eat.” The only way we can do that is by turning to Jesus, just like the disciples did. The people came searching for what Jesus offered. They came hungry, and He provided the food.

We need you, as disciples of Christ at Wesley Church, to come, too. Sit at a table and welcome someone in Jesus’ name. Help us set up. Help us pray for those He will send. Help us cook. Help us serve. Help clean up. Tell someone what Jesus did in your life.

For more information, contact the church office at 814-899-3302 or wcoffice@ewesley.com.