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Sunday, August 1, 2021

John 6:24-35

Spiritual Food

Communion every Sunday? What the heck is this? In some churches, Communion happens once a month: neatly scheduled so the longer service can be sidestepped, if needed, in favor of golf. At CCP, no such luck. Weekly Communion has been central to our practice, to our core, essential to our mutual joy.

In “Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion” (2008), Sara Miles, a newcomer to church, says “I understood why Christians imagined the kingdom of heaven as a feast: a banquet where nobody was excluded, where the weakest and most broken, the worst sinners and outcasts, were honored guests who welcomed one another in peace and shared their food.”

That’s what we do, week after week. In our virtual circle, we look into the beloved faces and give thanks, silent or spoken, for being there. For being able and free to share and to follow the invitation: ”Take and eat…”

We often end by saying, “…may it be so.” Yes. May it be so.

Join us for Kristabeth Atwood’s sermon and Communion on Sunday at 4 pm via Zoom. Links will be found in your Sunday morning email.

This is JUMP Sunday. Please send checks to CCP at P.O. Box 574, Burlington, VT 05402-0574.