communion, rice pudding, and a pot of tea

After taking the bread and giving thanks, [Jesus] broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup after the meal and said, “This cup is the new covenant by my blood, which is poured out for you.” – Luke 22:19-20 Thursday evening’s communion service, … Continue reading communion, rice pudding, and a pot of tea

“Always give us this bread!” – no substitutions, only the best

We lose our bearings when we attempt to satisfy ourselves with what is counterfeit, false, and fundamentally unsatisfying. Here in the west we’re trained in excess, instructed to consume more, and misled by advertising designed to facilitate profit to the extent that we double down on the “more is better” philosophy. In consequence, we load up on what cannot satisfy, hoping that sheer volume will make the difference. But it never will. Continue reading “Always give us this bread!” – no substitutions, only the best

surely the presence of the Lord is in this place

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” – Luke … Continue reading surely the presence of the Lord is in this place

Great is Thy Faithfulness

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations:22-24 This morning, at WFPC‘s 9:00 Praise Service, I’ll be playing guitar while the elders serve the communion elements. This is a great privilege for me. Communion is … Continue reading Great is Thy Faithfulness

this astonishing wine…

If you read this space with any kind of regularity you already know how much I love our church home at First Presbyterian of Brandon. We’re a medium-sized church that is convinced we’re a large church and we’ve pretty-much got ourselves fooled. Consequently, we enjoy the attendance numbers of congregations more than twice our size and the place is always buzzing with life and activity. … Continue reading this astonishing wine…

Communion, and conversations with Jesus

The body of Christ has many different parts, just as any other body does. Some of us are Jews, and others are Gentiles. Some of us are slaves, and others are free. But God’s Spirit baptized each of us and made us part of the body of Christ. Now we each drink from that same Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13 – CEV) CHURCH ROCKS! It was so … Continue reading Communion, and conversations with Jesus