This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and the day we normally take communion together.
Obviously we can’t do that at the moment, at least together, but we can in our own bubbles.
If you’d like to share communion (eucharist or the Lord’s supper) with us, I encourage you to take a moment and prepare something to drink (if possible grape juice or wine or similar but times are flexible) and a little bread at about 11am on Sunday 5th April.
If you choose to do this, then pause and consider what the Lord’s supper means to you.
Where are you and Jesus at?
How thankful are you for what he’s done?
What is one thing you think he’d want you to do today?
Will you do it?
Then consider the following scripture…
For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again. So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.
1 Corinthians 11: 23- 29.
Unworthily is in reference to the church of Corinth at the time being made up of all sorts… wealthy, poor, slave or free… and some could gather earlier (generally the wealthier ones) to share this supper and then proceeded to eat and drink and leave nothing for those who couldn’t make it because of circumstances (generally the poor or slaves).
Therefore dishonoring their fellow believers.
So make sure there’s enough for everyone in your bubble…. don’t be stingy… let every have a whole piece of bread to themselves, even a whole cup of drink (unless you are using wine, then go easy… it’s still the morning).
And remember, don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 NLT