Serve the congregation as the body of Christ ... In mass, sometimes the minister (the "presbyter") is the focal point of communion. He - or in some denominations or regions, she - "presides", and serves communion for the congregation. And sometimes, "high churches" elevate the minister as the focal point; through such as architecture, silver and … Continue reading Do this in remembrance of me. The practice of communion.
Holy Spirit a warm presence; an ache, for expression Find expression. Life that which we desire; an ache, to be heard, and to be done Find expression. Be spoken - Love that which we need; a warmth, to be welcomed Find your way Confidence that which builds; please Find a way Worth … Continue reading A gentle Spirit
An excerpt from N.T. Wright’s tome, Jesus and the Victory of God, page 268: “Centuries of Christian usage have accustomed readers of the New Testament to think of “forgiveness” as primarily a gift to the individual person, which can be made at any time. It is, in that sense, abstract and ahistorical, however much it … Continue reading The church is no longer in a state of sin.