5/12/19 – The Heart Of It All

Posted on : May 9th, 2019 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

This Sunday we welcome Rev. Lisa Bove as our preacher and teacher.  Everyone loves Lisa and her sermons.  Lisa was our Associate Pastor during the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  After serving with us for five years, she went to USC and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Lisa’s specialty is psychiatric mental health.  Her passion for mental health and wellness along with her humor always make for a wonderful Sunday..

Please join me in welcoming her this Sunday!



John 21: 1-14

After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Savior!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the risen Christ, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew who it was. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.


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