Monday, August 31, 2009

Communion

Yesterday was the third Sunday in a row that we took communion (I think). The first one we had everyone come forward and take a piece of bread and a small cup and return to their seat to eat and drink on their own. The Sunday after that was the first time we did it intinction-style, and we used pita bread cut up into small pieces and they dipped it in the cup and then sat down (but the problem was that when you cut pita bread, it separates). Yesterday we once again did it by intinction, but I got some "wafers" to dip in the cup, instead of bread. The wafers are much easier. They come in packs of 100 (which is just right for us); they don't take up much space; and there is no preparation or cleanup. I looked all over for some candy dishes with lids, but just couldn't find any. So we just used little bowls and it worked fine.

I would like to start doing communion maybe one Sunday per month - though I don't want to get pigionholed into doing it just for the sake of doing it. And I think intinction with the wafers is perhaps the easiest, and maybe even the best. As I said last week, I like intinction because I think it best represents Christ dying for each of us personally, but calling us to one common cup (life).

3 comments:

Jim said...

We actually do common cup at the service we attend - and by that I mean everyone sips from the same cup (although you can do intinction if you wish).

dan horwedel said...

I have to admit, I would have trouble with that. Not that I couldn't do it, but... I don't even like sharing a cup with my wife.

Jim said...

To be truthful it took me back a few times at first, but now I don't even think about it. And the pastor wipes the rim after every person (not that that probably really helps, but you know...)