When we participate in the ritual of communion we are participating in a reenactment and a remembering of God’s radical communion with us. The ritual  lifts us beyond the distinctions and barriers that separate us from each other, and it reminds us of our common humanity and our common belonging as sons and daughters of God. In his book, Unclean, Richard Beck writes, “The sacrament brings real people—divided in the larger world—into a sweaty, intimate, flesh-and-blood embrace where ‘there shall be no difference between them and the rest.” This Sunday we will celebrate this Holy Unity.

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.”
Colossians 3: 14-15

Special Music: “Meditation from Thais” by Massenet performed by Ro Rains (flute) and Ben Corwyn (piano)