While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body. " Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
It’s World Communion Sunday—October Seventh, Two Thousand and Eighteen—another opportunity for Christians near and far to celebrate the universal meal instituted by our Lord and Savior: Jesus the Christ.
This special day in October offers congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the Global Community; a time when Christians in many cultures break bread and share the cup to remember Jesus Christ; His death and resurrection, and His return as the King of Kings.
It is said that this tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933, and was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and then spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches; now the National Council of Churches, endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide. And so we celebrate with our sisters and brothers, united in faith and communion.
As we come together for this year’s celebration, we need to remember how important Holy Communion, the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper is to Christians.
As such, you are invited to worship with us at the Church of the Cross as we share our faith and celebrate this moment in remembrance of our Kinsman-Redeemer Jesus Christ. Come one, come all, and let’s celebrate! It’s World Communion Sunday.
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the LORD's death until he comes.
I Corinthians 11:26