Bring your family and bring your friends. Come just as you are, everyone is welcome at the Shepherd’s Table at First Reformed Church this Thursday, April 23. Serving starts at 6:00 pm. For questions or a ride, call (712) 441-3201.
The Shepherd’s Table free monthly meal is a Zestos Christian Outreach committed to fellowship, caring for needs and reaching out to lost souls in the name of Jesus. Currently The Shepherd’s Table occurs in several communities across Northwest Iowa and beyond in the form of an evening meal or a Saturday morning brunch. Although these events are similar in purpose, they are as unique as the communities they serve and the fellowships that host them.
Christian Outreach takes many forms at the Shepherd’s Table. We start with a welcome, a brief message and a prayer. Fellowship between guests and volunteers flourishes throughout the event. The caring, sharing, and prayers feel like a big group of kitchen tables all in the same room.
During the event we encourage the guests to share needs and prayer requests by filling out a card. This information is shared with prayer ministries of the participating churches. Some of the events include a Christ-centered children’s activity like a skit or arts and crafts. The positive results are twofold: more fellowship time with parents and providing the only Christian education some of these kids get.
After the meal, everyone is welcome to take home free food for them, or for them to share with someone in need. Just like the love of Jesus, the food is freely given without question or expectation.
Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14