“As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.” These words from our Disciples statement of identity move us with energy toward a special sabbath we call World Communion Sunday. We will humbly gather with “great cloud of witnesses” past and present to “do this in remembrance of me.” The unity of common, ordinary bread and the shared contents of a chalice will allow us to acknowledge our oneness in Christ that is far from ordinary. This becomes for us an ordinary act of breaking bread together that has extraordinary implications for the sharing of Christian love in a hurting world.
Also on Sunday we will share words of appreciation and education about our Reconciliation ministries. We are called to “plant seeds of hope” and be a prophetic voice for healing and justice among all God’s people. Among other things our Reconciliation offering supports the good work of the prison congregation Luther Luckett Christian Church, located near LaGrange, Kentucky.