Lent 1 – Hungry

The theme for Lent 2018 at JSMC is Experiments in Obedience. Each week we’ll highlight a different aspect of 21st century living and offer ideas and experiments that challenge us to reduce our excesses. We hope these challenges emphasize our faith commitments to living simply out of obedience and love for God, Creation, neighbor and self.

Mark 1:9-15

Lent 1 – Food
“As long as people anywhere are hungry for food, true happiness and spiritual well-being will elude us.” – L. Shannon Jung, Hunger and Happiness: Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing our Souls.
This week: (Choose 1 or more!)
1) Invite someone you don’t know well for a (simple) meal.
2) Bake a loaf of bread. Prayer while kneading: “All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if obey the Lord your God …. Your basket and your kneading rough will be blessed” (Deuteronomy 28:2, 5). Or, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair” (2 Corinthians 4:8).
3) Give a loaf of bread to someone.
4) Visit Lancaster County Council of Churches Food Hub. If you don’t already know, find out how to access food from the Hub.
5) Contact Kelly Winters to commit to helping with one of the community meals JSMC is serving on May 28 and July 23.
6) Eat at one of the Community Meals around Lancaster City (for a paper copy of a recently updated list, call the JSMC Office). http://pa211east.org/Portals/1/Documents/food-resources-lancaster-bilingual.pdf
7) Extra Challenge: At the office we’ve noticed how difficult it is to find a list of the Lancaster City Community Meals anywhere online. What realistic step(s) can someone from JSMC take to address this?
8) _____________________________. (Fill this in with your own idea.)

This week: (Choose 1 or more!)