World Communion Sunday is fast approaching and will take place the first Sunday of October. Global Ministries, a common witness of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) receives many requests from US churches for materials and resources to share in worship throughout the year. But by far, the most requested time is just prior to World Communion Sunday, this year on October 5. Our webpages have a great deal of information and ideas for this special Sunday, http://globalministries.org/resources/special-days/WCS/ but we always want to have new and fresh material each year.
Would you please plan to share a worship and communion service received from churches you have global relationships with. We would be delighted to receive from you, photos, short videos, litanies, prayers, sermon ideas, bread recipes, etc.
The lectionary selections for Oct 5, are:
- Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19
- Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:7-15
- Philippians 3:4b-14
- Matthew 21:33-46
Please send these to Tracy Carnes, Executive for Mission Education, email@example.com, and to Jessica Allen, of the MN Conference Global Partnerships team, Jessica.M.Allen.firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 12. It will be so appreciated by our UCC and DOC church constituents, and by the MN Conference.