March 6, 2005 by Isaac Hovet
This morning I woke up at 8:30, which gave me enough time to scramble for a shower, get my daughter all ready and zoom (12 min drive) to church for the 9am service (pant, pant). While I got my daughter all settled in class, I missed the first worship song, which is a bummer. I like the first energetic song, even though I know what is coming(its a bit predictable). We are supposed to clap and even though we are mostly white and stiff, I think they would like us to show a little groove during this song. Because we are all attempting to look like we have energy – we don’t – this is the time of the service to scan around and see who else managed to get out of bed. Turned heads aren’t frowned upon until the later, more intimate time of singing. So next time I am going to make sure to make the first song, even if it is only to see who else is there.
We got to participate in communion this morning. In our denomination it isn’t a required part of every service so our church decides to do it once a month. Some would cry foul at this. These people point to different scriptures that seem to declare that we should partake every time. In addition to that viewpoint there are those who only take communion once a year. I have often thought about these issues and so now I ask you. Why do we “take communion” or “participate in the Lord’s supper?” Do you think the issue is frequency? What do you remember during communion? Does the act, in the form that you take part in, have meaning for you?
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