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Better Bread | December 6, 2020
- 25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”
- 26Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
- 28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
- 29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
- 30So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
- 32Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
- 34“Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
- 35Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
- 41At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
- 43“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
- 52Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
- 53Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
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Yes, there are Christmas Eve services! While there are many unknowns during this holiday season, Christmas service planning is underway. Watch for more information as we work to discern the safest option for our community.
As always, be it online or in-person, plan for a family service with a hope-filled message, children's story, Christ-centered carols and inspiring God stories from this past year.
Volunteer: Dec. 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Part of the way that we celebrate Advent and the Christmas season at DCC is to focus less on the Christmas culture of consumerism, and more about the Christmas story of love, hope and redemption. We choose to give our time and share our resources with others, especially the most vulnerable in our communities. We hope to reflect the love and grace of Christ as we give of ourselves. Join us in this act of worship this season through celebrating Christmas, serving and sharing.
Christmas Stores are a yearly opportunity for us to come around kids and families at our school partners by collecting Christmas gifts. This allows families the opportunity to purchase and choose, at a discounted rate, gifts for their children they might not otherwise be able to do. All funds collected at the Christmas Stores will be donated to local food pantries.
WAYS WE CAN SERVE TOGETHER:
- Donating gifts to stock our Christmas Stores
- Volunteering to organize gifts
- Volunteering to work in our Christmas Stores
Tuesdays | 9 AM-2 PM | Sprecher Road Campus
It's an awkward time to engage in service, but there is a need and we have a strategic opportunity to serve. Help us #FillTheVan with nonperishables and toiletries to support the students and families of Sandburg, Mendota and Westside Elementary Schools. Each Tuesday, from 10 am to 12 pm, the Door of Hope van will be parked by the main entrance of Sprecher Road Campus to be filled up!
You can also use this Target Registry to help #FillTheVan from your own home!
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