I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Communion Day

The following is taken from the on-line Wikipedia:

Adventists usually practice communion four times a year. The communion is an open service that is available to members and Christian non-members. It commences with a feet washing ceremony, known as the "Ordinance of Humility", based on the Gospel account of John 13. The Ordinance of Humility is meant to symbolize Christ's washing of his disciples' feet at the Last Supper and remind participants of the need to humbly serve one another. Participants segregate by gender to separate rooms to conduct this ritual, although some congregations allow married couples to perform the ordinance on each other. After its completion, participants return to the main sanctuary for consumption of the Lord's Supper, which consists of unleavened bread and unfermented grape juice.

Today we did the ordinance of foot-washing and Communion. As always, this is an emotionally and spiritually balancing time.

After the potluck, Lorna and I stayed to pray while the "team" (Ed and the Pastor) went out to do their outreach, in this case, telling people about the upcoming Out Of Thin Air series with Pastor Shawn Boonstra.

Tonight we are meeting for music with a friend in his home.

I also wanted to pass this link along for people to take a look at what one of my fellow Toastmasters is doing in our community: RESEARCH WITH RESPECT: Information, Support, and Advocacy for Phase 1 Clinical Trial Volunteers.

Women and I briefly spoke about doing a recipe book before Christmas to make some money for the Aringuay project.

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