communionThis Sunday at Wildwood, we will be celebrating communion.  I am so thankful that God has given us the tactile reminders of the bread and the wine to direct our thoughts to what God has provided for us in Christ.  If you have not partaken of communion at Wildwood before, we want to invite you to join us.  At Wildwood we practice what we call “Open Communion.”  That means that we do not believe you have to be a member of our church to partake of communion with us.  We only ask that as the bread and cup are passed, you only partake of the elements if you have a relationship with Jesus Christ.  If you have not yet placed your faith in Jesus Christ, we would still love to have you join us this weekend, but as the elements are passed, we would ask that you simply observe what is happening, instead of participating in the meal.  This limitation is our response to the Biblical directive we receive in 1 Corinthians 11.

As you prepare for communion this weekend, take a moment to read the lyrics below from Michael Card’s Song, “Come to the Table.”  May God use his words to help prepare our hearts for this celebration this weekend.  I look forward to sharing this meal with you at 9 or 10:40 AM on Sunday!

“Come to the Table”  by Michael Card

Come to the table and savor the sight
The wine and the bread that was broken
And all have been welcomed to come if they might
Accept as their own these two tokens
The bread is His body, the wine is the blood
And the One who provides them is true
He freely offers, we freely receive
To accept and believe Him is all we must do

Come to the table and taste of the Glory
And savor the sorrow, He’s dying tomorrow
The hand that is breaking the bread
Soon will be broken
And here at the table sit those who have loved you
One is a traitor and one will deny
And He’s lived His life for them all
And for all be crucified

Come to the table He’s prepared for you
The bread of forgiveness, the wine of release
Come to the table and sit down beside Him
The Savior wants you to join in the feast

Come to the table and see in His eyes
The love that the Father has spoken
And know you are welcome, whatever your crime
For every commandment you’ve broken
For He’s come to love you and not to condemn
And He offers a pardon of peace

If you’ll come to the table, you’ll feel in your heart
The greatest forgiveness, the greatest release

Come to the table He’s prepared for you
The bread of forgiveness, the wine of release
Come to the table and sit down beside Him
The Savior wants you to join in the feast

2 thoughts on “Come to the Table

  1. I’m enjoying your blog, renidag through from the top at the moment. (I’m nearly done for now, as I have a few bits of writing of my own to do, but I’ll be back.) So, first of all, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I enjoy them.Second, this post grabbed my attention to be the one to comment on, because (a few months before that video went viral), I wrote hammering away at this exact point in detail. It’s also a topic Greg and I have talked about a few times while doing prep work for a Sunday worship set. We definitely do have a liturgy. It’s not a bad one (though if I had my druthers we might do a few things differently). Unfortunately, most people—at Wildwood, and in evangelical churches across the country—don’t realize that, much less realize that it’s not a bad thing!Anyhow, I’m looking forward to interacting with your posts more in the future. Thanks for sharing.

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