John the Baptist was called upon by God to be his messenger and to proclaim the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the very Son of God, into the world. We too are called by God to be proclaimers of the good news of Jesus Christ and to help prepare the way for his second coming. But we do not do this alone. We are united in this endeavour with all God's people, in earth and in heaven. When we eat the bread and drink the wine of the Eucharist our communion is made known to us both symbolically and in reality.
At Saint Laika’s everyone is invited to receive communion and be in communion. There are no exceptions. If you have been pushed out of a church in the past or if you do not feel part of the institutional churches, for whatever reason, you are especially welcome here, and you will be among people who know exactly how you feel.
If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.
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After fifteen years working full time as a priest in the Church of England I was made redundant and evicted from my home because I had in the past suffered from depression. The bishop of my diocese at the time believed that mental illness was caused by stress and that anybody who suffered from stress should not be employed as a parish priest. However, I am not prepared to ignore the fact that God called me to be a priest in his church even if my former bishop is happy to do so. So I continue to minister to God's people. Now, my internet ministry is my only ministry and the donations of my supporters is my only source of England. At the moment that amounts to about £500 per month which is very difficult to survive on. Therefore, please consider contributing to my ministry. Any donation for any amount will be gratefully received.
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