Last Supper- Midweek Communion
In the United Reformed Church, we are more likely to refer to that last meal that Jesus took with his apostles in the upper room as the Last Supper than any other of the titles which refer to the same event. Holy Communion is another title and the celebration we hold every third Thursday of the month is called Short Communion. Short Communion because it is an opportunity to meet with our Lord over bread and wine for half an hour. Half an hour during which we can remember that the Son of God offered himself on the cross and took upon himself, who was sinless, the atonement for the sin of humankind.
In the face of such suffering and sacrifice Isaac Watts responded with:
‘Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.’
We remember, because that is what Christ asked us to do – “Do this in remembrance of me” – words repeated in reverence and thanks whenever and wherever the Last Supper is celebrated. But that is not all, we also gain strength and support to live our Christian lives. When asked, ‘Which is the greatest commandment of all’, Jesus replied, ‘Hear O Israel: The Lord is one, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength… You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. Jesus was reminding us of our commitment as Christians but through the bread and the wine he is giving us the fuel to follow his way.
The next Thursday Communion will take place at 10.30 on 17 September. Join the Zoom link HERE (Meeting ID: 852 4443 7619 and Password: bread).
We look forward to sharing with you!