On Thursday, as we remember the events of Easter Week, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper in our homes (via livestream). The text will be Luke 23:44-56, and the worship will focus on “It is Finished.” On the cross the work of our salvation was accomplished. The visual theme will be the cross.
Because of COVID-19 we will be unable to share the Lord’s Supper at the church. However, we will lead communion during the livestream. We encourage you to prepare for this by providing having bread and juice ready and prepared when the service starts Thursday.
The bread can be any kind of bread at all, but a flatbread like naan, pita, matzoh, or even tortilla is best. Last time I checked these were still available at HEB. The juice can be grape juice or another kind of juice like cranberry or pomegranate. Wine is great too, if no one in your ‘bubble’ would have a problem of conscience or temptation.
Be prepared for communion by having the bread and juice at hand and cups ready. We drink a very small amount on Sunday morning’s, and this is traditional, but your cups don’t have to be tiny.
You can find the livestream on our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/trinityfellowship
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 200409 Heart Prep
Matthew 26:26-29 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Mark 15:33-36 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”
John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Mark 15:37-39 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. 38And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”
Preparation for Communion
Arise My Soul Arise
God Rested – Andrew Peterson