This Sunday, October 2
nd, Grace will join with congregations around the globe as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. Observed every year on the first Sunday in October, this special Sunday calls the Church to be the universal, inclusive Church.
The overall message of World Communion Sunday is one of unity. When we break bread together in Holy Communion on this day, we do so knowing that Christians all over the world are doing the same thing. As we receive the cup, we are reminded that we are participating in the same practice that Christians have celebrated and held sacred since Jesus' ministry. World Communion Sunday calls us to remember that, no matter where and when we live and worship, we are united as one body-the body of Christ.
This World Communion Sunday, we are privileged to welcome guest preacher Rev. Jack Amick. In addition to serving as Assistant General Secretary for International Disaster Response for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Rev. Amick is an ordained elder, and has served in churches across the United States. I, personally, look forward to hearing from him about how communion invites us into relationship with our brothers and sisters throughout the world. I know you won't want to miss it, either!
So, join us in worship this week, as we celebrate our connections to Christians everywhere. Break bread, share the cup, and experience God's love, poured out-for you, for me, and for all creation.
Grace and peace,