Come to the Table

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus commanded his disciples to do one thing, just one thing, to remember him: have a meal together. Of all the practices that Jesus could have commanded to be done in his remembrance, why this? Why a meal? And why did Jesus spend so much of his time at table with sinners and outcasts? Why did he choose a wedding feast for his first miracle, turning water into fine wine? The image of a meal or feast is one of the most common biblical descriptions of life in the kingdom of God.

Right now there is much discussion in our culture about food, where it comes from and how it is produced. I want to invite you to bring an unchurched friend to Come to the Table, an exploration of food, meals and feasting from a Christian perspective. Besides enjoying an outstanding meal at Foodheads, we will be taking a look at what food has to do with justice, beauty, community, hospitality and spirituality. I would love to see you there, but remember, in order to attend you must bring a friend who has no church home, here is an invitation you can send them. Seating is limited. Contact the church office now to reserve your spot.

Also, be sure to see the announcement below about the upcoming visit from Pastor Deo Gashagaza, a Rwandan minister among prisoners and street children in the capital of Rwanda. He will not only be with us for worship Sunday, October 31st, but also for a more intimate evening of conversation. See details below.

Many thanks to all who helped make our retreat last weekend such a fabulous experience. It was a great combination of outrageous fun and rich content. I am in awe of the beauty of this body, which is but a glimpse of the beauty of Christ Jesus.