WHEREVER WE SERVE, the Table of our Lord is a table with a window on the whole, wide, wonderful, wounded world. When we gather around that Table in our particular place, we are united with Jesus’ followers in every place—people whose faces we will never see and whose names we will never know but brothers and sisters with whom we are “one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet” (UMH, Word and Table: Service I).
—James A. Harnish, Extraordinary Ministry in Ordinary Time: An Invitation to Renewal for Pastors (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”
—Mark 14:22 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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