Devotion and Readings May 1

Tabgha Baptismal Bowl

Bible Readings and Devotion for May 1, 2020


Here are the references for the readings.  Please look these up in your print Bible, your smartphone app Bible, or your online Bible:

John 6:1-14

1 Corinthians 15:35-49

Psalm 146, 147

Ezekiel 21


Devotion for May 1, 2020

By Pastor David Tinker


There is one ministry miracle account which is presented in all four of the Gospel Books:  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  It is the account of the Feeding of the Five Thousand.  Our reading from John 6 tells this story in John’s Gospel book.  This event shows the people, and us, that God is powerful and provides us what we need.  This miracle also points us to the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  This Sacrament points us to the most important thing of all:  the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sin.

In August 2014 MLLC acquired a communion set which shows an ancient depiction of the Feeding of the Five Thousand.  The article about this tells more about the special communion set as well as information about the miracle and the historic location of this miracle.

Click this the link to that article on our web site from several years ago.



Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you love us beyond measure. Help us to know you and to understand the depth of your love for us.  Enliven our faith, and guide us to trust in you as the bread of life for the world.  We pray this in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Souper Bowl of Caring Update


Great news! 

We are well on our way to our goal for the Souper Bowl of Caring in 2014. As of Sunday, January 26, 2014, we have collected $223.00 for local hunger relief.  The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) of Martin Luther Lutheran Church thanks you for your generosity so far.

Our goal is to meet or exceed last year’s total.  In 2013 we collected $637.74.  We are only $415.75 away from exceeding last year’s very successful year.  Together we can help alleviate hunger in our community.

If you will not be able to attend worship this Sunday, or you simply forget to bring something to give on those dates, feel free to drop by or mail your Souper Bowl of Caring gifts to the church office by February 9. 

Church address:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O BOX 362

Carmine, TX 78932-0362


Here is the official web site of the Souper Bowl of Caring:

Here is the Mission and Vision of the national Souper Bowl of Caring ministry:

Mission / Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Using the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.

Vision Statement

Transform the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.

We believe:

  • The idea for Souper Bowl of Caring is a gift from God
  • Young people have the ability to serve and should be given opportunities to lead their communities in helping others
  • Every dollar collected through Souper Bowl of Caring should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group
  • People of all backgrounds and beliefs can work together
  • Hunger and poverty have a negative impact on individuals and the communities in which they live, yet there is joy in serving and giving to those in need
  • The excitement and energy surrounding the Super Bowl can be used to engage young people in service while producing lasting hope for all people