This Sunday, we join with churches across several traditions in celebrating the Table that unites us. Beyond races, beyond cultures, beyond national borders and even across oceans, we, who gather for Holy Communion, are connected as members of one body through Christ.

This can be hard enough for us to conceptualize when we are within the walls of our own church, but it is even more difficult to remember when we are isolated in our own homes. This is one reason that we, at St. Mark’s, now gather for Communion via Zoom. It is critical that when we share in the prayer of Great Thanksgiving, and call upon the Holy Spirit to be present in and with us, that we see or hear one another; that we are present together to experience the holy mystery of God with us. Because, while this sacrament is certainly a great gift to each of us individually, it also shapes us and strengthens us as a community, too.

So, we will still be preparing the altar for Holy Communion this World Communion Sunday, but we invite you to join us at 10:45 a.m. or 7 p.m. via Zoom, where together we proclaim that, in remembrance of Christ’s mighty acts “we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us.”

Check the Messenger for more information about how to connect in (or even join a tutorial on Zoom before Sunday!). I look forward to seeing you then.

In hope,
Pastor Darin