The bulletin from our Sunday worship and service on May 3, 2020, with Reverend Kathleene Card and her sermon titled Because They Know His Voice.
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You should have something ready for our Wesleyan love feast.
Watch our intro video to learn more: Rev Card introduces our worship with a Wesleyan Love Feast
Celebration of a Wesleyan Love Feast
Since we cannot celebrate Communion, we invite you to observe a tradition known as “The Love Feast,” or “Agape Meal.” This is a Christian fellowship meal recalling the meals Jesus shared with disciples during his ministry and expressing the koinonia (community, sharing, fellowship) enjoyed by the family of Christ.
Although its origins in the early church are closely interconnected with the origins of the Lord’s Supper, the two services became quite distinct and should not be confused with each other. While the Lord’s Supper has been practically universal among Christians throughout church history, the Love Feast has appeared only at certain times and among certain denominations. We feel that this is definitely one of those times where it is helpful.
The Love Feast has often been held on occasions when the celebration of the Lord’s Supper would be inappropriate—where there is no one present authorized to administer the Sacrament, when persons of different denominations are present who do not feel free to take Holy Communion together, when there is a desire for a service more informal and spontaneous than the communion ritual, or at a full meal or some other setting to which it would be difficult to adapt the Lord’s Supper.
Testimonies and praise are the focal point in most Love Feasts. Your own family blessings, that you use before eating, may be inserted here. We invite you to share testimonies with each other—perhaps even through emails, texting, or if you feel comfortable, leaving comments below on this video.
Most Love Feasts include the sharing of food. It is customary not to use communion bread, wine, or grape juice because to do so might confuse the Love Feast with the Lord’s Supper. The bread may be a loaf of ordinary bread, crackers, rolls, or a sweet bread baked especially for this service. If a loaf of bread, it may be broken in two or more pieces and then passed from hand to hand as each person breaks off a piece. Crackers, rolls, or slices of bread may be passed in a basket. The beverage has usually been water, but other beverages such as lemonade, tea, or coffee have been used. Early Methodists commonly passed a loving cup with two handles from person to person, but later the water was served in individual glasses. The food is served quietly without interrupting the service.
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