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Worship for Sunday, October 1st, 2023 10:00AM in the Sanctuary.
Beloved of God,
This Sunday, congregations around the globe will celebrate World Communion Sunday. Most of us have heard about World Communion Sunday but may not know much about where the celebration originated. According to the website of the National Council of Churches, World Communion Sunday began in 1936 in the Presbyterian Church and was adopted by the Federal Council of Churches in 1940. Since then, the celebration has grown into an international ecumenical celebration of Christian unity.
The key word for World Communion Sunday is communion, or unity. It is a day when we mark the almost universal Christian practice of breaking bread with one another and remembering both the night of Jesus’ betrayal—when Jesus instituted what we now call the Lord’s Supper as a lasting remembrance—and of Jesus’ sacrifice. Therefore, World Communion Sunday is a time for Anamnesis, which is to say remembering and celebrating the Eucharist around the globe—in different languages, with different traditions and customs, and in various forms of liturgy. At its best, therefore, World Communion Sunday serves two purposes: it is both a joyous and meaningful partaking in Jesus’ sacred meal with his friends and a mind-opening exposure to different Christian traditions from around the world.
In the spirit of anamnesis, let us worship together on Sunday!
- Rev. Amie
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