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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by SaggyWoman, Dec 6, 2003.
Beyond the church sanctuary, where else have you taken the Lord's Supper?
Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.
Mount of Beatitudes in Galilee.
Bema Seat in Corinth, Greece.
Numerous bedsides in shut in home, hospital.
At 36k in an L1011 over the South China Sea.
All by authority of a local baptist church.
A deacon and I served communion to a former pastor and his wife at his apartment. Do to illness, he had not been to church in many months.It was a blessed event. Ironically, that pastor went home to be with his Lord just three weeks later.
I have also shared communion with shut ins who could not come to the local church. As Dr. Bob, I did it with the blessing of the local church. In fact, when I retired, I gave that individual communion set to an Anglican priest because I would no longer be acting in behalf of a local church.
I go one step farther, and do not take communion in another Baptist Church of which I am not a member.
I have only taken it at church and at Ichtus. Which if you don't know what that is, it is a HUGE christian concert that takes place every year. I love it. Some artists that are there: Toby Mac, Kirk Franklin (sometimes), Jars of Clay, and alot more. But there are also alot of speeckers and things like that there. It is off the hook.
In a home prayer meeting
Hi there! I started a thread in the Other Religions forum about the varying practices denominations have when serving communion. The thread seems to be in need of the expertise and knowledge of some folks posting here - can ya come on over and help out? Thanks!
Twice at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, on separate visits.
Other than in church, I have taken communion at conferences, where we were in college auditoriums or gyms acting as sanctuaries for a large group. However, once when I was back in college and a member of a Christian choir that had members from different churches (most of a baptistic bent), the group went on a retreat together to a Christian camp. As part of the program on Sunday, since it was the first Sunday of the month and would have been communion Sunday back home, we had it as a group. We had one tray of a communion set that was borrowed from the sponsor's church for the cups, and a large loaf of french bread in a basket, which we passed around the circle and broke pieces off as it went around. I remember it being a very blessed time together. But now that
I think of it, we did not have a minister present, but the dad of two of the members who was there as chaperone was a deacon, and may have officiated.
A memory of communion that makes me smile concerns a time when my family visited the National Cathedral in DC. As Baptists, were weren't sure what the Episcopal policy was. The bulletin stated that anyone who was baptized was welcome to partake, so figuring immersion counted (!), we went up in line. What makes me smile is that my daughter, age 23, didn't realize that what she was going to be sipping from the chalice was not exactly what we got at home! She took a good drink, and the look of shock on her face was, as they say, priceless! Somehow I thought she knew that it was going to be red wine, but obviously, she didn't. Even so, it was a beautiful service, and a nice change from what we were used to. But of course, there's no place like your home church.
An Episcopal communion service can be very moving and beautiful.