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 Final Total

ImageWow!  Thank you all very much.  Thanks be to God, the provider of all.

The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) of Martin Luther Lutheran Church (MLLC) had the greatest year ever for the Souper Bowl of Caring. After a final accounting of all gifts given our grand total is $907.00.  That means we will be giving $453.50 to each of our chosen local hunger relief charities.

$453.50 will be given to Fishes & Loaves in western Washington County, Texas.

$453.50 will be given to A.M.E.N. (Area Ministries for Emergency Needs) in La Grange, the county seat of our own Fayette County, Texas.

With these donations we can help these hunger relief agencies purchase food items to alleviate hunger in our community.

MLLC is in Carmine, Texas, which is at the Northeast corner of Fayette County. Fishes & Loaves and A.M.E.N. serve the areas closest to Carmine. Our ongoing support of these two agencies is in line with the mission of the national Souper Bowl of Caring.  The mission statement is:  “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.”

This is a growing ministry of MLLC.  Here is the growth of the giving over the past few years:

In 2010 we collected $156.17.

In 2011 we collected $176.35

In 2012 we collected $233.00

In 2013 we collected $637.74

In 2014 we collected $907.00

Thank you to all who made gifts of any amount to this special project.

Thank you to the numerous youth who gave of their time to receive the donations.

The National Souper Bowl of Caring web site is: