Sunday, 9 November 2014

What does communion mean to you?

“Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?”
1 Corinthians 10: 16
Our Church celebrates communion twice a month, on the morning of the fourth Sunday and the evening of the second Sunday. This is a significant part of our worship a time to renew our commitment to the Lord, a time when we celebrate the grace, mercy and love that God has poured out for us in his Son Jesus Christ.
The death and resurrection is central to our faith, central to who we are as a Church. Sharing in the bread and the cup is to participate in the body of Christ. It is also a reminder that we are one in Christ. Communion is to be celebrated in community, to be celebrated with others in the body of Christ, we are truly one in Christ.
Tonight the whole service will be a time to reflect on just what communion is about. Rather than our normal service we will be sitting around table sharing coffee and dessert. During this time we will share in communion in a different format, we will also reflect on just what communion is about, and how it impacts us.
Just how does communion impact you? What does it mean to you to partake of the bread and the cup? Even if you are not joining us this evening these are good questions to reflect on at all times.
May your experience of communion be a time to draw closer to the Lord.