Yes, we have been a long time without gathering for Holy Communion. I hear regularly from parishioners asking when we will be able to receive the Sacrament. I am happy to report that we are ready to take a small step.
In a Pastoral Directive dated December 17, Bishop San wrote to the clergy encouraging us: “I am authorizing the use of the Order of Service under Special Circumstances (BCP 397) with adaptations to accompany its practical implementation. Clergy are encouraged to be flexible and adaptable to their unique context and circumstances.” This coming weekend, we will take advantage of this authorization.
Question: How will I get the Consecrated Bread & Wine?
You can pick up the Sacrament at Church this Saturday, Jan 9, between 9:30-Noon or this Sunday, Jan 10, between 8:30- 10:00 am.
You can call Connie Clark (410-304-2301) or email email@example.com to arrange a delivery to your doorstep.
PLEASE specify how many individuals will receive so we can send the right amount.
You will have the opportunity to get your Offering Envelopes for 2021 along with your Communion.
We will also receive any offerings (including non-perishable food items) at that time.
Question: How do I take communion?
- Every Communion Serving will include a brief order of service.
- The Order of Service includes some simple preparation tips.
- You can receive immediately by yourself or with your household.
- You can join Parish Leaders for a brief Zoom service at Noon on Sunday 1/10
You can receive as you watch the regular Sunday Service on the Website.
Question: What do I do when I finish receiving?
- You are asked to rinse out the communion cup before disposing of it.
We look forward to your feedback about this experience. We plan to do it again from time to time.
I am grateful to Lisa Oesterling, Connie Clark, Anne Sieracki and the EfM Group for helping to make this possible.