Come to the Table
On the night of his betrayal, Jesus gathered with his disciples in an Upper Room for the Passover. During the meal, Jesus took bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples telling them to eat all of it. He called it his body. He then took a cup and poured wine into it, and told them to drink all of it. He called it his blood.
The bread and wine were symbols of his body being broken and blood shed on the cross. Presbyterians don't believe that it is actually flesh and blood we consume when we take communion and we don't think Jesus is represented in the bread and wine. Instead, we believe Jesus is present with us when we take communion.
Whenever we gather at the communion table and share the Lord's Supper, we remember Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross and we are empowered to go out into the world as his disciples, sharing the good news of his love. In the Presbyterian Church (USA), we practice an open table. Anyone is invited to participate in this sacred act...young or old, rich or poor, wise or foolish, gay or straight... the table is open to everyone and all are welcome.
Extending the Table
At FPC Marion, celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during worship once a month, as well as extending the bread and cup to those who are homebound or in care facilities. This is an important way to grow our faith and connect with our homebound members.
If you would like more information contact the church office.