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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Wednesday, October 27 2021

 

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”. . . “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” – John 6:5,9 NIV

 

These verses come from the story of the feeding of the five thousand. In John’s version of the story, when Jesus asks Phillip where they will get enough bread to feed the hungry people, John identifies who it is with the five loaves and two fish -- a boy right there in their midst. There was a need and God provided someone very unexpected to meet that need -- someone who was apparently there all along.

 

We have shared with you that we are in transition with our Christian Education staff. While our Personnel Committee is trying to discern our staffing needs, both now and in the future, it was clear that we needed someone to help us bridge the gap until we find the right person(s). Our Personnel Committee began looking at local seminaries to see if there might be someone who could step in on an interim basis. But right in our midst we realized we had someone with experience and training who could fill that role. One could say that's the definition of an interim -- someone who steps in as a bridge to fill the gap.

 

Colleen Moore, one of our church members, has the gifts and the willingness to serve as our Interim Christian Education Coordinator. She has already been involved in our education program helping lead Vacation Bible school (she is also a good guitarist!), teaching adult Sunday School classes, and serving on our Worship Ministry Team. She has taught sociology at the college level and is also a Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. That required two years of training which enables her, as a Presbyterian elder, to serve churches in a wide range of capacities. Colleen will be our interim until the Personnel Committee finds the right person(s) to lead us in the coming years. I'm grateful for God sending us someone in our midst to fill the gap!

Prayer for Today

Gracious God, you promised to provide all we need to do your work in our world. Thank you for providing Colleen and bless her time of interim ministry with us. We pray this in the strong name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.

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