10/4/20 – World Communion Sunday

Posted on : Oct 2nd, 2020 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

Greetings WEHOUCC!

Greetings Sisters and Brothers! Patrisha and I are thrilled to begin our journey, with you, on World Communion Sunday!

According to our Global Ministries in the United Church of Christ, “World Communion Sunday offers congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, they remember that they are part of the whole body of believers. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. World Communion Sunday can be both a profound worship experience and a time for learning more about our wider community of faith.”

This Sunday we will celebrate World Communion Sunday during our 11am worship service. I invite you to have juice, coffee, milk, crackers, cookies, or Bread prepared to participate in the Last Supper. Do not worry, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are Loved, Accepted, Celebrated and Worthy!

Unity in the Body of Christ is the focus for Sunday. Let us look at what it means to be of one mind and one spirit as the writer in John 17:21-23 [The Message Translation] proclaims Jesus prayed for humanity.

What prevents Unity? Is it possible to accomplish our goals as a faith community without Unity?

As followers of the way, is unity a theme in today’s protest and uprisings? With a divided country headed to the voting polls in a few weeks, while thousands more vote by absentee ballot, how does the message of John resonate with you and what actions are you willing to engage in to foster unity in your com-m-unity? Americans are fiercely Independent as opposed to Interdependent. How do you interpret the following statement and is it relevant today?

“The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.”

See you Sunday……

Pastor Janice

John 17: 20-23 (The Message)

I’m praying not only for them
But also for those who will believe in me
Because of them and their witness about me.
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.
Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.
The same glory you gave me, I gave them,
So they’ll be as unified and together as we are—
I in them and you in me.
Then they’ll be mature in this oneness,
And give the godless world evidence
That you’ve sent me and loved them
In the same way you’ve loved me.

WeHo UCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Worship 10/4
Time: Oct 4, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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