Story in the Ceremony - the Last Chapter

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”

--Luke 1:26-28

We have shared in a miniseries on the message and the meaning of the actions made in the service of worship. For God’s people of faith there is story in the ceremony! We explored how we first begin before our God in humble stance. We bow low, falling to our knees to confess. Then we respond by rising to praise!

What follows is then an intimate moment in the middle of our service. There with our Lord we share at the table he has set! After the Lord blesses and distributes his gifts to us for the forgiveness of our sins and strengthening of faith, we conclude the service of worship with what has historically been called the Post Communion. This portion concludes the intimate moment of the Sacrament with an intimate exchange!