This Sunday we will gather together at Village to sing, pray and read Scripture together. And after that, a pastor will get up and begin preaching. For some of you, this may be the highlight of the morning; for others it may be the most difficult part. After all, where else in our lives do we sit there and listen to some guy talk for 35 minutes?
This Sunday we will observe communion. At the end of our service, the pastors and deacons will stand before the congregation, will give thanks for the bread, and then bread will be broken, distributed, and eaten together by the church. We will repeat the process for the cup. Each week, we frame this event as a sacred time, as a “family matter,” given as a gift for the people of Jesus. But as with any rhythm of life, the sweetness of meaning can grow dull through routine repetition.