Posts Tagged "communion"


4 Acts Of Life


Posted By on Aug 7, 2019

In the communion ceremony we have four verbs that give a ‘Liturgy of Life’: Receive Bless Brake Share On the first Sunday of every month we enact this narrative as we come to the table. It is an embodied practice for us. Below is a short reflection (8 min) on these 4 Acts of Life.

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Upcoming Communions


Posted By on Jul 11, 2019

The first Sunday of every month we come to the table and celebrate communion together. This is a rich time of participating in the imagery and ancient practice of the tradition. Every month we change it up and do something a little unique. Here are the plans for the next couple of months: In August we are outside for the worship service so communion will take on a unique ‘nature’ theme about wheat and grapes being rooted...

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Consider the Crows


Posted By on Nov 15, 2018

One tradition I really like surrounding communion, is that you never throw the bread in the trash or pour the cup down the drain. Once the bread and cup have been blessed, you are supposed to return them to earth from which they came. I love this imagery. It helps me to think about the grain that became the flour for the loaf and to think about the vines rooted in the earth that brought forth the grapes. I do this, not in a...

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Life as Liturgy


Posted By on Aug 12, 2017

This Sunday our theme is based on the 4 verbs in the story of the last supper. Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and shared it. These 4 words will provide our structure for the communion service as well as our inspiration for the week. We take what life gives us We give thanks and bless it We break it We share it with others This is a ‘liturgy for life’. This pattern or routine is a challenging way to life for...

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Gluten Free Communion


Posted By on Aug 12, 2017

Our theme for the month is Hospitality as we ‘get ready for guests’ as a church community. One way that we practice hospitality is to prefer, or to prioritize someone else’s preference. As Methodists, we practice an ‘open table’ where everyone is welcome. That means I don’t have to be a member of the church, I don’t have to sign a doctrine statement, and I don’t have to be a Methodist in...

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