World Communion Sunday
This is not just a communion Sunday, it is World Communion Sunday, a Sunday set apart to remember that we are not alone. We gather with millions across the globe to remember Jesus and his last meal with his disciples. We gather to remember the words, the actions, the teachings, the values, and the sacrifice which he took upon himself for others. In as much as our table may appear small, once added to the multitudes of sisters and brothers across the planet, the table becomes indescribably large. To help us experience pieces of that, it is my hope is to create any number of tables in the shape of jigsaw puzzle pieces, that once together help us understanding that we belong; and particularly that we belong to one body.
There will be tables scattered around the sanctuary, each holding some kind of significance. Each table will have both bread and cup, but in small quantities. Each table will be representative of a piece of the global community, and once gathered together will represent One Body where, with all the elements combined into one loaf and one cup, we become united by the grace of God. The potential power of a healthy church is in their intentional ability to bring together, like Jesus did, a wide array of populations, interpretations, understandings, all accepting one another. Then it is to move that Body toward a place of belonging, where, from there, each person, once filled, goes out and responds to the call of God with and for others. It is our mandate. To prepare please read Genesis 1:27 & 31.