Holy Communion For The Third Sunday Of Advent

St__John_the_Baptist__1It was the God given vocation of John The Baptist to point others towards Jesus Christ. He was able to do this because he was willing to praise another rather than seeking praise for himself. We too are called not to seek glory for ourselves but to live our lives so that the glory of Jesus Christ can be seen clearly by others, unobstructed by any human craving for celebrity. In the Eucharist, in our holy communion with Christ and with each other, we glimpse the glory of Christ as John the Baptist did all those years ago on the banks of the River Jordan.

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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