Every time I leave worship on a Sunday–heard the Word preached, engaged in worshipful singing and fellowship, but no celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion)–something always seems to be missing. It is as if my gathered worship with other believers was incomplete.
Yes to the Preached Word. Yes to the singing and praising. Yes to the prayers. Yes to the Scripture reading. Yes to the recitation of the creeds. Yes to tithes and offerings. But I cannot say YES to the none observance of the Lord’s Supper when the church is gathered for worship on a Sunday. I simply CANNOT.
The preached Word without coming to the Lord’s Table seems a strange thing to me these days.