For those of us not with a congregational family for World Communion Sunday, I offer this very simple opportunity:
…gathering in simple presence
– still, quiet soul,
attuned to surrounding Spirit,
You are here.
Here am I
enfolded into this space,
kneeling on holy ground.
Oh, how could it be
That my God would welcome me
Into this mystery?
Say, “take this bread, take this wine”
Now the simple made divine
For any to receive
By Your mercy we come to Your table
By Your grace You are making us faithful
Lord, we remember You
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship You
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to Your invitation
We remember You…
(from: Remembrance, by Matt Redman)
…in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 1 Cor 11:23-25
…and so tearing the bread
and feeling its weight in my hands
Take and eat; take and eat: this is my body given up for you.
…and with slight tremble
I pour the wine
into simple chalice.
Take and drink; take and drink: this is my blood given up for you.
In simple presence, I close my eyes and simply listen to Take and Eat (Michael Joncas)
With heart full, soul still, I simply pray: Thank you. Thank you.
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