Sunday, June 21, 2009

Communion was served at First Christian Church. THAT's not news. It's done that way every Lord's day. What's new is it was different. It was the congregation's first service at the new location. The service was outside. If you can imagine, it was hot and windy.

That's not going to stop Communion though.

The Fellowship meal is not one to take lightly. Paul described the potentially harmful side effects this way:

28But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

29For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.

30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. I Cor 11:28-30

Because of the desire to do Bible things Bible ways, the Restoration movement has long been a fan of communion on the Lord's Day, even if it's in a vacant lot under a tent on a hot, windy Sunday.

Doing Bible things Bible ways, the congregation went back to the temporary building for Communion II, a pot luck dinner. an Acts 2:46 kind of communion.

This was an interesting Sunday in Altus America. It's been an interesting communion event.

Yet, even this is not new. The Military has been observing communion in austere conditions for years.
Photograph credit: H/Major John W. Forth, Chaplain of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), displaying his field Communion set near Caen, France, 15 July 1944. Aikman, H. Gordon., Photographer

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