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On the first Sunday of October Christians all around the world from all kinds of denominations partake in the sacrament and remember other Christians around the world.

The practice began at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA in 1933. Those celebrating include Presbyterians, Methodists, Catholics, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Baptists, thousands of other denominations, and even those without denominations. In wealthy churches and in desperate poverty the sacrament is observed. In churches, homes, huts, and in God’s creation this seal of the covenant will be experienced. The bread is given to people that could overeat all day and to people who had no idea what they would eat or where they would get it today. The one thing in common- we all come to the same table of our Lord. World Communion Sunday is on the Christian calendar for a reason: it can and should be a time of profound Christian unity, marked by our shared celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Jesus instituted the first such meal, and World Communion Sunday is a helpful way in which Christ calls us back together to celebrate the liturgy “in remembrance of me.”

 

On Sunday, October 6th we will have a special offering dedicated to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

 

Pillars of The Faith Sunday, October 27 – Reformation Sunday

Because Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses, or thoughts, to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, many Christians remember that day and the major changes, or Reformation, that resulted.

  1. the following five statements of belief became central to Protestant Christians. Scripture alone is the final authority of Christian doctrine. Christ alone is Lord and Savior. God’s freely given grace is central to salvation. Sinners are justified by faith in Christ alone. God alone is worthy of all the glory.

Quotes from Martin Luther • "Faith, like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side and bend to every necessity of our brethren."

• "Faith is a living and unshakeable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake."


 

Unimaginable impact

You don’t know how many people have been strengthened because you asked God to encourage them; how many people have been healed because you prayed for their bodies; how many spiritual runaways have come home because you prayed for their souls. None of us may ever know the true effects of our prayers this side of death. But we do know this: History belongs to the intercessors.

—John Ortberg, The Life You’ve Always Wanted