What is Supper Church?
From holiday celebrations to Saturday morning brunch, taking the time to sit at a table with others is a huge aspect of being a community. When we take the time to share a meal, we have the opportunity to really see one another. Luke tells us that the risen Lord was revealed to two of his friends in the blessing, breaking, and sharing of bread. We remember this story often when we gather to share communion. We, too come to meet the risen Lord.
In the act of sharing the bread and cup, we are coming together as the Body of Christ. Communion nourishes us so that we might be able to do Christ’s work in the world. According to Nora Gallagher, “The point [of communion] is to feed yourself so you can have strength, courage, fortitude, empathy, generosity, all of those things that are in short supply in the world. (The Sacred Meal, p. 94)”
Supper Church is a way we seek to celebrate Christ’s rising and presence among us through an alternative form of worship – the sharing of a sacred meal. From preparation of the meal to clean-up, each aspect of Supper Church will play a role in the order of worship. Together we will explore a style of worship shared by Jesus and his followers. Come to the table, there’s a place waiting for you!
The first Supper Church his year will be held on February 7 from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For this particular Supper Church, all the food will be provided. If you can bring a few dollars to help cover the cost, that would be great, but it isn’t necessary. Hope you see you there!