This Sunday, we will celebrate World Communion Sunday, an occasion when Christians across the world join together in celebrating communion. We celebrate the beauty and joy of being bonded together by the Spirit and God’s grace. We celebrate with thousands of churches across the globe, trusting that God’s Spirit binds us to one another and to God.
World Communion Sunday takes on added meaning as we celebrate from a multitude of living rooms, home offices, apartments, and back porches. Not being able to be physically in the same space with one another, it is my hope and trust that we will remember that we are nonetheless united with one another as we hear “the body of Christ broken for you, the cup of salvation poured out for you, God’s people."
We’ll explore what it means to humble ourselves as we seek to be united with one another by reading this passage from Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
Please consider logging in to Zoom worship at 9:30 a.m. to share communion in small groups with friends new and old. Also in Zoom worship, we'll hear an update from Colleen Cook of Faith Ministry, our longtime mission partner doing amazing work in Reynosa.
If you are watching via livestream, you can prepare by arranging some elements of ordinary bread and juice. When we celebrate communion, we remember that Jesus took ordinary, everyday elements to remind us that God’s grace is all around us.
You can check out this week’s One Takes on social media to learn more about taking communion at home. This week, we also will recognize our first graders who have concluded their time in a faith milestone called Ready, Set, Worship. There is much to celebrate and be glad for this Sunday in worship.
I look forward to celebrating this Sunday with you.