Prayer: As we gather around the communion table, we know you are with us, Lord. Meet us where we are. Amen.
Reading: Luke 24:13-35 (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?
“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.” --Luke 24: 30
Now that it is May, we move onto the final day of our curriculum this summer and will look at that on Fridays this month. Day 5 is “Jesus Meets Us in the Feast.” This day helps us to understand that we are all invited to the feast of Holy Communion. Communion is the place where we are connected to the Lord. Communion is God’s promise to be with us on our journey of love, grace, and forgiveness.
When we eat together, we are in God’s community. Cooking as a family is a wonderful activity. Prepare a meal as a family or bake bread together. Eat bread while it’s still warm. Yum!
We also do that at church. During worship, we share in the communion (God’s Table). Remember that all the people you know both at your church and around the world are at God’s Table. God’s Table (communion) goes beyond the walls of your church.
This summer, we’ll be exploring this idea of being part of body of Christ and how Jesus meets us in Holy Communion. We come to the table and Jesus meets us—right where we are! --Chad Hershberger
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