This Sunday is “World Communion Sunday,” when we acknowledge the almost universal observance of the Lord’s Supper by Christian churches throughout the world.
According to ministrymatters.com, this day was first observed by a Presbyterian church in 1936, and later adopted by the Federal Council of Churches in 1940. Since then, this celebration has grown into an international ecumenical celebration of Christian unity.
We will observe World Communion Sunday with the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, which remembers the night when Jesus broke bread with his disciples for the last time before his betrayal and crucifixion. We also celebrate the fact that the movement Jesus began over two thousand years ago in Palestine now covers all corners of the earth. On this Sunday, we unite with Christians world-wide in observing the Lord’s Supper, acknowledging our unity in Christ as gathered by the power of the Holy Spirit, even as we recognize the diversity of customs, traditions, languages, and liturgies in which we worship our living God.
Prepare to worship this Sunday as we join with Christians world-wide to celebrate our oneness in Christ!