June 26, 2019
Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. Luke 22:19-20
A mother shared with me recently, the words that her child said to her during a church service…
He leaned over to me, out of the blue, “These people know God is in here, right?”
“These people know God is in here, right?”
We need this reminder, at times…don’t we?
That’s why we gather each week in church. To remember.
To remember God’s love is in here.
To remember God love is in here (place your hand over your heart).
To remember Jesus’ words.
To break bread together.
To share the cup.
To give thanks.
To be joined together as one body, one Spirit, in Christ.
And to be sent back out into the world, by the grace of God: as a people forgiven, reconciled to one another, fed, nourished, strengthened and renewed for the work we are all called to: To go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Rev. Julie Platson
St Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church
Luke 22:14-23 (NRSV)