Table manners (part 3)

communion in the parkEver since becoming the pastor at Rainbow, I have performed a simple ritual of sprinkling the leftover communion juice around our church grounds.

One of my ministry mentors, an ordained United Methodist pastor, introduced me to this ritual several years ago. I have found that pouring out the communion juice is a way to remember Jesus’ special concern for those on the margins, those who don’t always feel welcome in our places of worship.

I often find myself saying a simple prayer such as, “May all who play, pray, laugh or cry here know the Love of God.” This week as we sprinkled the juice near the Amy Fretz memorial sculpture I found myself saying, “To all who have played and worked here and who are no longer with us, may you rest in peace.”



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