I read a quote in one of my favorite “spiritual” books, (Soul Feast), that affirmed the nudge I often feel to reclaim my “joy” at the table. It reminded me that worship, as full-hearted love of God, is meant to permeate our whole lives. The author, Marjorie Thompson, writes that “the single most important thing we can do to change our experience of public worship is to revitalize our practices of personal worship. Public worship – particularly the celebration of the sacraments, requires inward preparation.”
We “come to the table” again this weekend– what a perfect time to prepare yourself and your family to engage in worship with a different quality of awareness. There are many ways your family can prepare to take communion together—and not just for your child’s first communion, but each time you prepare to come to the Lord’s Table:
At Calvary Presbyterian Church, we have Communion on the first Sunday of every month. As parents, it is up to you to note when your child is ready to take communion. We encourage you to watch for signs that your child understands the sacrament, and to keep the lines of communication open as your make this decision as a family. And as always, let us know how we can support you! Have a blessed week!