“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus on the night 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.” 1 Cor. 11:23-24
In 1777, the Continental Army, under General George Washington, camped in Morristown, NJ for the winter. General Washington learned that Communion was going to be served in the Presbyterian Church of that village. During the preceding week, Washington visited the home of the Rev. Jones, the pastor of that church. Washington, an Anglican (which became Episcopal after the Revolutionary War) said to Rev. Jones, “I understand communion will be served in your Church this Sunday.” Then he asked: “Do the policies of your church permit a member from another denomination to participate in the Sacrament? Rev. Jones replied, “Absolutely General, ours is not a Presbyterian table but the Lord’s Table and we give His invitation to all His followers.”
It’s in that same spirit, that we celebrate World Wide Communion Sunday on October 7th. We will join Christians of various denominations from all over the world and partake of this Sacrament as the body of Christ. By doing so we affirm the words of Rev. Jones to George Washington; that the table in our sanctuary is not a Presbyterian table but the Lord’s table and is open to all who put their faith and trust in Jesus.
I hope each of you, (like our first President) will come to the table and join us for communion on Sunday October 7th. My sermon that day will be: “No Place to Hide” -
2 Samuel 11 and 12 as I continue my sermon series on King David.
The rest of the sermons for the month will be:
Oct. 14 Don’t Cave in to Revenge – 1 Samuel 24:1-22
Oct. 21 Dancing with the Lord - 2 Samuel 6:12-23
Oct 28 Handling Heartaches - 2 Samuel 12:15-24
So, join us each week for worship, as we learn God’s truth for our lives from the life of King David.
In Christ’s love,