Nourishment is featured in June 30 meditation

After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Mark 5: 40-43

In his meditation on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Newton Highlands Congregational Church, the Reverend Ken Baily posited that “the way to be most Godlike may be to go around feeding other people.” He pointed out that in a story about how Jesus healed a 12-year-old girl (Mark 5:21-43), after bringing the girl back to life, Jesus instructed her parents to feed her.

The Reverend Baily spoke about the importance of food and the power of eating together, and he asked for volunteers from the congregation to help drive leftover donations from Whole Foods to several shelters.

The worship service included a children’s message presented by Director of Christian Education Wendy Donnell.

Organist Yevgenia Semeina played three movements from George Frideric Handel’s Water Music Suite, concluding with Movement VI.

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