Sunday, October 6, was World Communion Sunday for 2019, and Grace Presbyterian celebrated with our brothers and sisters of the Burmese/Chin congregation at THEIR church, Christian Fellowship Church of Midland – 2707 N. CR 1280, Midland, Texas – this year.
The Fellowship Christian Church of Midland (founded by refugees from Myanmar/Burma) had been a part of Grace Presbyterian – using its facilities for worship, fellowship and more – until February 2017, when they moved into a facility of their own.
• Well done, good and faithful servants!
• What is World Communion Sunday
“The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Paul tells us that we are to “discern the body” when we partake of Holy Communion, mindful that we note our relationship to all our brothers and sisters in Christ in the celebration. One is not to go hungry while another is drunk! (I Cor. 11:21). This is scandalous behavior opposed to the Way of Christ. Thus it is appropriate that World Communion Sunday is also a time when we receive the annual Peace and Global Witness Offering as a way of continuing the ancient Christian practice of sharing what we have with brothers and sisters in need …”