West End United Methodist Church

A Picnic in the Grass

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Children's moment, Sermon, Sunday service

We know the story well of the feeding of the five thousand, but one piece of background we don’t always remember or acknowledge is that John the Baptist has just been beheaded.  Jesus, his disciples, and a huge crowd all gather with the shock and grief and doubt associated with the death of John, and what we might have suspected to transpire at this gathering is not what happened at all.   (NOTE: We usually post the 11 o’clock service, but with the COVID-19 threat we are having only the 8:45 service today, and that is the service we are posting.  NOTE:  Although the video begins with the Children’s Moment, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.)


  • Matthew :14:13-21