Dear Christ Church,
What is a sacrament?
“A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. God gives us the sign as a means whereby we receive that grace, and as a tangible assurance that we do in fact receive it.” (from the ACNA Catechism)
Christ Church is leaning into the sacraments these days. The two sacraments of the Gospel are Baptism and Holy Communion, both ordained by Christ himself.
Last Sunday we baptized 11 people in the courtyard font, receiving them into the family of God! In this Sunday’s service you will get to see a fantastic video that captures the moment, a way for the whole church to celebrate and welcome these individuals and families.
As part of our DEVOTED series the Sunday, October 11th focus will be on Holy Communion. The first disciples devoted themselves to “the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). “The breaking of bread” is an early reference to the sacrament of Holy Communion. We don’t only want to learn more about it, however, but also do it! So for the week of October 12th we are celebrating daily Eucharist at the church (M/W/F at 12pm, T/Th at 5:30pm). Registration will open online this Sunday, and be available to anyone and everyone. You can even come multiple times as we gather around the table for the feast of the kingdom.
P.S. Join us this Sunday as we talk about being DEVOTED to the “koinonia,” the fellowship of God’s people, and in this weekly devotional guide!