Third Sunday Lord’s Table

IMG_20171015_103248‘Third Sunday Lord’s Table’

In October of 2017 the church began a series seeking to engage pressing social and faith issues through an immersion experience of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  Taking place on the third Sunday of each month the service of worship will be centered around and focused on a specific topic related to social justice.  In October the service focused on hunger and the ‘table’ that was set with the sacrament was constructed out of cardboard food boxes in which that week’s food donations from the local supermarket were received.  The liturgy included a litany of hunger, a message centered on the same, and an opportunity for all present to gather around the makeshift ‘table’ in order to come face to face with an issue affecting so many in our neighborhoods and communities.  In addition the point was strengthened as congregants received date-expired bread during the sacrament which had come from that same donation and which was quite dry and stale.  Comments from the congregation afterwards indicated that the encounter with local hunger, which is largely well hidden, was both striking and appreciated.

Patterson Community Church’s ‘Third Sunday Lord’s Table’ celebration will continue each month with different focus to be able to engage pressing and social and faith issues.

Below are links to the most recent ‘Third Sunday Lord’s Table’ celebration blog posts.

  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table – May 2018 - An Order for the Lord’s Supper ‘need-poverty’…or ‘want-poverty’? (Note: ‘Leader’ in regular print, ‘All’ please respond with print that is in bold)   Opening Words Friends: This is the joyful […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table – April 2018 - Third Sunday – April 2018 Our latest installment of the Third Sunday Lord’s Table was held on April 15th during our worship service.  The theme chosen for this month’s celebration […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table – March 2018 - Third Sunday – March 2018 Our latest installment of the Third Sunday Lord’s Table was held on March 18th during our worship service.  The theme of this month’s celebration was, […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table – February 2018 - Third Sunday – February 2018 Our latest installment of the Third Sunday Lord’s Table was held on February 18th during our worship service.  The theme of this month’s celebration was, […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table – January 2018 - Third Sunday – January 2018 Our fourth installment of the Third Sunday Lord’s Table was held during our January 21st worship service.  The title of the message was ‘Creation is […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table – December - Third Sunday – December 2017 Our December installment of the Third Sunday Lord’s Table was held on December 17 during our service of worship.  As it was also the third […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table November - Third Sunday – November 2017 Our second  installment of the Third Sunday Lord’s Table was held during our November 19 worship service.  The focus this month was on local homelessness and […]
  • Third Sunday Lord’s Table - Introducing the ‘Third Sunday Lord’s Table’ In October of 2017 the church began a series seeking to engage pressing social and faith issues through an immersion experience of the Sacrament […]

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