This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. It is the time when churches across denominations, countries and communities come to the Lord’s Supper together. Since the beginning of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the remembrance of the Lord’s Supper has been central not only to our heritage, but our weekly services as well.
I attended a Methodist seminary who conducted a chapel service each day of classes. In the United Methodist tradition, they partake of communion once a month. On a couple of occasions, Disciples students and/or faculty were invited to conduct the communion service. Many Methodist students commented to me, “If you really want communion done up right, have a Disciple do it.” This was a source of great pride on my part. Disciples really do focus on communion.
As we join this Sunday with all sorts of our brothers and sisters, let us all remember the basic principle of the Disciples of Christ – “All are welcome at the Table” and all means all.
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!