Holy Communion For The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

MaciejowskiExodusMannaSaint Paul offers us good advice. He tells us to put away all bitterness, wrath, anger, wrangling, slander and malice and to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven us.

But humans are not very good at following instructions even when they are for our own good and often we go to bed at night still seething with bad feeling towards those we share our lives with, often with those we share our faith with.

The God of love does not want our anger towards each other to persist and in the act of holy communion he brings us back together as one through our unity with Jesus Christ. The bread and wine of the eucharist are like manna from heaven to us. They give us life. They give us eternal life.

At Saint Laika's everyone is welcome to take communion and be in communion, with each other and with God. There are no exceptions. 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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