As the pandemic began many congregations, including ours, suspended Eucharist and instead observed Morning Prayer on Sundays. Many questions arose as to the reasoning behind this switch. These questions prompted me to create a Lenten series around the Eucharist inviting us to consider what we are doing when we gather as the body of Christ around Word and Table. If you’ve heard me speak about liturgy and worship before you’ll know that I believe that we are being shaped and molded through our worship for our ministry in the world; what we are doing in worship is learning and growing into those who would partner with God to make God’s kingdom a reality in the world.
As an extension of the Lenten series, this Sunday at our 10:30 service I will be leading us in an instructed Eucharist. During this service there will be moments where I explain the significance of the rituals we are participating in. There will also be notes included in the bulletin providing further context. It is my hope that this kind of instruction, while rare, will invite us to connect to our worship in deeper ways.
I look forward to having you with us.
P.S. There are many opportunities for us to be shaped and molded as disciples. Christian Formation on Sunday mornings is yet another opportunity. Join us this Sunday beginning at 9:15 for a series of conversations on the stewardship of our lives running through Sunday May 9th. This week’s discussion will focus on the Stewardship of Time. For more information and the entire series schedule follow this link to our website. Hope you can join the conversation!