At the beginning of the Gospel of John we are told that the Word became flesh. That which was Godly willingly threw off its divinity and became a human being, the one who was to become known as Jesus Christ. At the end of the Gospel of John, in the Easter narrative, we are told that the human, Jesus, having been executed by the Roman authorities, is raised from the dead. He is still human, but now he is also God. And here’s the thing. When the Word became one with us in our humanity he united himself to us so absolutely that he dragged the whole of humankind down with him into death and then, when was he raised from death into his resurrection body, he raised the whole of humankind up into new, resurrected life as well. It is all about God being reconciled with that which God created, primarily us the children of God formed in God’s image. It is all about God being so close to us now, as a result of the sacrifice Christ made to make it so, that we can understand ourselves as being joined to God through the Son and in the power of the Holy Spirit. In the sacrament of holy communion we celebrate our togetherness with Jesus Christ by literally being together, here and now, in this place with Jesus Christ, wherever this place may be.
At Saint Laika’s everyone is welcome to take communion and be in communion, with each other and with God. There are no exceptions. So, come, join us.
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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