Thursday, May 04, 2006

Full "Service of Word and Table" scheduled for Sunday at Richmond FUMC

Some of us in Anthrakia have been attending a class on Holy Communion using the text This Holy Mystery. Based on the reaction of the class to this text, and a conversation that Andy and I had with Pastor Gene, Mary Lou said the church is planning to use the full version of "A Service of Word and Table" from the Methodist Book of Worship at the first service on Sunday.

In addition, she wanted the class to suggest ways of enhancing the component of liturgy used for the blended second service.

I would like to request prayers for this change in our service, that it be successful, well-received, and meaningful for the whole congregation.

Best wishes,
Mason Smith

3 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Harnack said...

Mason, I'm absolutely delighted! That the Eucharist will be celebrated and welcomed by all will now be a petition in our prayers. And at 8:30 this coming Sunday mornng, I'll be sure to celetbrate in spirit with you all. God's blessings!

Thursday, 04 May, 2006  
Blogger Andrew Harnack said...

It's Monday evening, and I'm wondering how the congregation responded to the Service of Word and Table at the early service. Any perceptions or observations?

Monday, 08 May, 2006  
Blogger Andrew Harnack said...

Last evening several of us met with Mary Lou Stephens; it was so good to hear that everything went well with the introduction of The Service of Word and Table on Sunday morning. When I get to see Pastor this coming Sunday, I'll be sure to give him a big hug.

Thursday, 18 May, 2006  

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