Pastor's Note - September 17
Like many of you, I was very grateful to gather together outside last week. I’m thankful to the many that helped set that up, and I’m looking forward to meeting outside again. God has blessed us in the ability to do this. I’m particularly excited, because this week we will take the Lord’s Supper together for the first time since March. That’s the longest I’ve gone without taking communion for a number of years, and I’m sure that’s the same for many of you. I’m excited because of the truths we remember as we take the Lord’s Supper. We are reminded that we are one body in Christ. That whatever walls that might divide us are broken by the gospel of salvation available to all. That we have table fellowship with one another, and with God. That Christ is our Passover Lamb, sacrificed that we may live. That our sins have been paid for in full. That we have been washed clean. That in Christ we no longer have any guilt or shame. That God’s judgment is no longer on us, but only His favor and grace. That we have access to the presence of God without fear. That Jesus experienced death for us. That God loves us dearly. That’s reason enough to celebrate.