We join Christians around the world on October 6 in celebrating World Communion in our Sunday morning services. We will hear the readings for the day in different languages and sing hymns that awaken our awareness of the global need for our unity in Jesus Christ and each other.
The idea of a day to celebrate Communion with Christians around the globe began in 1933 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA. At that time “the prevailing mood of the world was anxiety—fear about economics, fear about politics and fear about the future…when we all share the Meal where Christ is our Host, we are connected in ways that go beyond our personal preferences, or theological scuffles, as well as transcending boundaries of geography and language.” Unfortunately, these same fears and anxieties exist still today so may we put on the reality of our Oneness in Christ as we gather to break bread with the world.
For everyone born, a place at the table; for everyone born, clean water and bread; a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing; for everyone born, a star overhead. And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion, and peace. ~ Shirley Erena Murray
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