On Maundy Thursday we want to have communion – the Lord’s Supper – the eucharist together.
preparation for communion together
Can we have communion, when we are separate? Some theologians are arguing the propriety of this. To me, there is always a virtuality to the Table of the Lord. We participate in a meal that is rooted in another place and another time. So we can be together, and partake together, even though we are in differing rooms. While I wish we could share just one loaf, we have several. They are all blessed. Jesus is eager to be with his people this Thursday. Our plan is for us to do a zoom meeting from our dining room table and guide us through Communion together, and then we’ll partake together. On the first Maundy Thursday, Jesus said “Do this.” He didn’t specify how during a pandemic.
Join us at 5pm. You will need the following:
- a piece of bread/cracker for each person
- a glass/cup filled with the fruit of the wine, if you don’t have any, feel free to use a grape or fruit juice
If you can take a picture of your setup and send it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org I think it will be nice to share those images.
Log on to the zoom communion
outline for our time of communion
- Celebration: I will invite you to share something that God has been doing in your life these past few weeks.
- Scripture: I will read the Gospel reading for the day (John 13:1-17) and invite anyone to share something God is speaking to them through that passage.
- Communion: I will read Jesus’ original words of institution from Matthew 26:26-29, pray, and then invite each household to share their bread and drink with each other saying the words, “the body of Christ, broken for you”, and, “the blood of Christ, shed for you.”
- Intercession: We will conclude with a time of prayer for each other and the world.
I look forward to sharing in this remembrance together.