The church we currently attend* offers communion once-a-month-ish during its worship services. If a special event or speaker is slated, communion isn’t offered that month. Though I’ve spent four decades worshipping in mostly Evangelical churches, I’ve never bought in to the idea is a communion once-a-month post-script to the “real” worship service (sung worship, announcements, offering, and sermon). Passover Seders formed my context for communion, and time in Lutheran and Anglican congregations confirmed for me that communion wasn’t an add-on to a worship service, nor was it strictly memorial in essence.
My thoughtful writer friend Dorothy Greco recently posed a question on her Facebook page about which liturgical days or seasons are focused on gratitude. [Read more]