It’s World Communion Sunday, when Christians around the world share a meal of grace as one family of faith. Churches of nearly every denomination, language and culture gather to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of October. In all of our diversity we come together at the Lord’s table. We have our own RHUMC tradition with breads from around the world. In our morning worship we share the prayer of thanksgiving in a variety of languages as well. Our congregation includes people from all over the world – we give thanks that God has brought us together!
This week we follow the continuing travels and travails of the people of Israel, as they journey through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. While their hunger has been satisfied, now they cry out in thirst. Again, God responds to their need, and there is more than enough to drink. But Moses gives an interesting name to the place where they complained so bitterly. He calls it Massah and Meribah, which means roughly “gripe and moan”. The text for Jonathan’s sermon, “Remember?”, is Exodus 17:1-7.
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