By Deb Wolterstorff
In today’s world, our lives are so busy and if you’re anything like me, you forget things or dates. Just recently, I totally blanked out on a CPY dinner. I have to write things down in my calendar and sometimes use sticky notes to help me remember things. How do you remember things? We all have different ways that we try not to forget things.
One thing we should never forget is how much Jesus loves us, and Communion is one reminder of that.
The Lord’s Supper is an essential part of our Lutheran faith. It is one of two sacraments—baptism being the other. The Lord’s Supper is a reminder to us of the meal shared by Jesus and the disciples before Jesus died. It is a memorial of Jesus’ death on the cross so that we might have eternal life. And it is a physical means of experiencing God’s grace through which the gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation come to us.
Today, we have 7 children, Jack, Malen, Kyle, Liam, Mara, Will and Robert, taking their First Communion. It truly is a joy to watch these kids learn, bake bread together, and see their expressions when they get to taste the wine for the first time. What a special time for them to be joining us at the table.