Real food, real drink,
my flesh is real food,
my blood is real drink,
given for the life of the world,
given for you, given for me.

1. Everyone is born and everyone must die -
that's the story everybody knows.
But there's a life that has no final curtain call,
and there's just one thing that makes it grow.

2. Supermarkets advertise variety -
cheaper prices always guaranteed.
And restaurants can give you
any food you want —
all except the food you really need.

3. What's the use of wasting all your precious days
chasing things that never satisfy?
Here's a wiser goal that we can all pursue -
set your heart on this and never die.

Written for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Series B. Based mainly on the gospel, John 6:51-58, but with some help from the Old Testament lesson, Proverbs 9:1-6 (and even, now I look at it, the epistle - Ephesians 5:15-20). Just as the prophets of the Old Testament had to keep drawing the distinction between the one true God and the various available idols, so Christians need to be both wooed constantly to the truth and reality of Jesus' God, and warned off the seductive idols of our day. A choice has to be made! It's probably better to do this one with solo voice or small group doing the verses, community sing the chorus.

ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events