Communion: Led by the Spirit (Lent I)

Invitation to the Meal

We come to this meal today, as Lent begins. We will return to it as Lent concludes. Between now and then we will wander far, and find ourselves at many tables. But no matter where we go, or whom we meet, we remember that we are always welcome here. Whether we are full of faith or running on empty, whether we are come with eager footsteps or more tentatively, we are always welcome to feast on God’s grace. Continue reading

A Christmas Eve Communion Liturgy

The italic sections of this liturgy are from the hymn Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, which uses the text of a second or third century Syriac communion liturgy. The entire liturgy may be spoken, but it is also effective to sing the stanzas of the hymn.

The Invitation

Tonight, heaven and earth meet.

Tonight, a backyard shed is holy ground.

Tonight, strangers gather as family. Continue reading