Thursday, March 6, 2014

Do you hear what I hear?

For  as often as you eat of this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Last Sunday's gathering for the Faith Formation Forum provided us all an opportunity to engage one another in thinking about what it means to live. Living among God's faithful people is simultaneously both a blessing and a challenge. It is a faith practice that is best carried out in cooperation and community. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the conversation.

This Sunday we consider the second of five faith practices that are grounded in our baptismal identity: Hear the word of God and share in the Lord's Supper. What has been our experience with this? In light of all the activities and functions that demand our attention, where does this faith practice land in our list of priorities?

Communion of the Apostles by Fra Angelico, 1440-41

The centrality of Word and Sacrament to the worship life of the congregation cannot be overlooked, ignored, or underestimated.  How do we hear God's word and share in the Lord's Supper? Do you agree that uniformity is not necessary for unity? What have been your experiences with this over the years? Has your understanding and appreciation changed in anyway? 

Take a moment to invite a friend or neighbor to join you this Sunday as we gather together to Hear the word of God and share in the Lord's Supper.  May our Lenten discipline bear fruit to the glory of God!

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