October 1998: Communion - what's it all about?
Grace's first experiment with Holy Communion, and first cafe-format service. The actual eucharist was the third course of a meal.
The aim of the service was to explore communion a bit, get people to share their experiences and understanding round the meal table, and to set the scene for future 'firstname.lastname@example.org' services. We set the service up cafe stylee with tables and chairs at the front of the church.
Order of service:
songs x 2
intro to evening and theme [mike]
potted history of how we got from last supper to church communion now [jonny]
testimonies of peoples understanding and experiences of communion - this will be done interview style with mike interviewing [jen, dave, bill and steve paynter - the new vicar]
set scene for the meal - get people in groups and facilitate story telling around the table w.r.t. communion experiences and understandings [dave]
prayers esp. for future communion services we do - to include burning of incense [steve]
song - thankyou for hearing me