Bread & Cup...
I Corinthians 11.26 (RSV)
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
We offer communion every week. Our practice is called “open communion”. Simply stated, we trust that Jesus has called all to the table and anyone present is welcome to participate based on receiving that invitation.
I love how we observe the Lord’s Supper. One first Sunday’s, we receive the bread and cup as it is offered to us. We hold it until everyone is served and then take it together. This way shows our unity. On following Sunday’s and in the 9am Chapel service, we celebrate the Lord’s Table by intinction by tearing off a piece of a common loaf and dipping into the cup filled with juice. We meet together at the table to receive forgiveness and share our witness of God’s love for us in Jesus.
When you celebrate communion what do you discover? How has Jesus met you there? What do you learn about yourself? Sunday, we finish our series on “Being.” We will be looking at Jeremiah and hear once again that God knows us, carries us, and sets us free to love as God loves. I hope to see you there.
Grace and peace,
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