If This Is the First Sunday of the Month…

then the gathered community will be invited to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Don’t be put off by the capitalization of those last two words. In our tradition, communion is a meal shared among all the followers of the way of Jesus, and it is “Holy” only because it is done in remembrance of the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples before he was crucified. It’s a reminder of God’s decision to draw close to us in Jesus, and of God’s desire that the bits of bread and grape juice draw us closer to one another.

At South Arm we welcome any who want to join us as we celebrate communion. When all are invited to participate, and if you feel comfortable to do so, then follow the ushers guidance to go to one of the communion serving stations, take a piece of bread and dip it into the grape juice. Feel free to eat it right away, or after a few seconds, or hold it until you’ve returned to your seat. There’s no right or wrong way, just your way.