This Sunday we are starting a new seven week series on the meaning of Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper or Eucharist.
We will be following the outline of seven perspectives suggested by Dr Gordon T. Smith in his book, A Holy Meal. These seven perspectives are quite comprehensive when it comes to contemplating what we do when we participate in this meal together.
The study is entitled “seven colours of communion” because, like white light can be dispersed into seven colours, we will be looking at seven perspectives of one holy meal. When we come to the table we believe that the risen Christ is made present to us by the work of the Holy Spirit. There is a mystery here. We eat, we drink, and we are ministered to. We cannot penetrate this mystery, no matter how hard we try, but we can contemplate it; we can appreciate the beauty and wonder of it. This is as far as we can go in our study.