Lord's Day Liturgy

Communion in the Present Age

As one of the elders of this flock it has been one of the highest priorities as well as one of the deepest joys to share the Lord’s Supper each week with great joy. We have changed a few practical things about it over the years, but more importantly we have (successfully, by God’s grace) changed the expectation about our tone around this Table.

It is our calling to live godly lives in the present age. That calling requires every bit of grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. That calling is rough amidst all the ungodliness and worldly passions. Joy does not come easily or naturally. But this is a Table prepared for us in the presence of so-called Pride Month, a Table that points beyond our political fools and all the biting and devouring one another in the present age.

God’s grace saves us and strengthens us to wait:

for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us … and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession…. (Titus 2:13-14)

We do live in hope of eternal life, and that hope is personal. That hope is in the next coming of the Anointed one. As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.