Prayer: Help me to receive you, O Lord, and know with certainty that you are with me. Amen.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Tonight the staff of Camp Mount Luther worships using a silent service. We do that on occasion. Worship without spoken words is sometimes very moving.
Still it is a service of Word and Sacrament. We will be reminded of the words that St. Paul shared with the church at Corinth about the Last Supper. I almost always include Holy
Communion when I design worship for the staff. It is important for them to know that Jesus is with them as they leave for a day and half of rest. I can’t always find words to assure them of Jesus’ presence, but when I place the bread in their hands and offer the wine for them to drink, well, there is Jesus, the resurrected One, becoming part of their bodies and going with them for the week-end.
Hopefully, you can join with us in some intuitive way. I haven’t figured out a way to cyber-space the bread and wine. But, hear this—The Lord be with you! --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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