World Communion Sunday
With the arrival of fall, we now enter a busy time of the church (liturgical) year that will culminate with the arrival of Advent on December 2. The first festival day we will observe is World Communion Sunday, which is this Sunday, October 7. At the three traditional services, we will celebrate with hymns and choral music that will stress the unity, resolve, and love we share with Christians across the globe through the mysterious yet palpable gift of Holy Communion.
If you’re interested in reading more about this special day, I encourage you to read the following article from the UMC website: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/world-communion-sunday-a-celebration-of-unity-and-service
New Liturgical Music
We’ll also mark World Communion Sunday by returning to Communion Setting E in the United Methodist Hymnal. It’s a setting we’ve used often in the past and I hope it’s a refreshing return. Since October also coincides with our annual Stewardship campaign, we’ll be singing a new Doxology that stresses the importance of sharing our gifts as a community.