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Today we celebrate with our young students as they receive the Sacrament of Communion—most of them for the first time. They have worked hard in their classes and now come with their families to the communion rail. It is a beautiful, precious moment that reminds me year after year of the blessing of meeting Jesus at His Table.
In our Anglican tradition, we receive communion weekly. It is the high point of our worship service. Does it still feel that way to you? Looking at it through the eyes of these little ones highlights the reverence of the Sacrament and any feelings of routine drop away.
These children have learned about our liturgical service, that everything we do in worship has meaning. The colors and seasons direct us into rhythms of study and prayer centered around the life of Christ. They have learned that standing, sitting, kneeling and praising are ways to participate in worship together as a church family. They have discovered how to speak with our Almighty Father through prayer, confession, scripture, and song. The children have seen that we respond to God in worship because He is so amazing, and not because we are so good.
Most of all, they learned through Scriptures the stories of God’s love for His people: how He saved them through the Passover in Egypt and ultimately through our Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ. These children know His words: “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you,” spoken at the Last Supper. Today, as Christ commanded, these children will take the Eucharist, communing with our Lord and remembering His love for years to come.
Our prayer is that they will be nourished and strengthened by Him and continue to grow in their faith as young disciples of Christ.
Please pray for these children and their families. Support them and come along side them as their church family. Encourage them in their faith. Let us at Children’s Ministry come alongside you as parents to do this very thing. We are so very excited about what God is doing in their lives today!
The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. John 10:3
Angela RotelloDirector of Children's Ministry
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