bits from bob....
Memorial Day in our nation comes once a year. This is Memorial Day weekend--tomorrow is Memorial Day. All of us have different thoughts and memories-remembering fallen war heroes, special friends, family members….you have your own list and special memories. Cemeteries are decorated; some places have special parades and ceremonies.
Jesus gave his church a "memorial day". It is not annual, but weekly. The early church gathered each week to remember Jesus' death by breaking bread and sharing the cup of blessing and remembrance.
PRAYER FOR THE BREAD
In our nation, Memorial Day is a time when we may feel closer to those who share our experiences. So also, in the communion service at the church, we not only connect with God to be reminded of the salvation he provides in Christ's blood, we also connect with others who share the memory, the blessing, and the salvation.
PRAYER FOR THE CUP