In the Sanctuary at 8:30AM and 11AM -
a blended service of traditional and contemporary elements with communion

In the hall at 9:45AM
scripture, prayer, and creative response with communion

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Over the past month our Holy Communion practice at the 10:45AM service has undegone several changes. Do to growing concerns about the dangers of people having to walk up several steps to the altar rail (we have experienced several falls, but thankfully no injuries), we have adjusted out practice for the time being to continuous communion. People come forward and receive either bread or the gluten-free wafer from Pastor Keith on the floor level and may now partake of wine from the common cup held by the assisting minister directly behind Pastor Keith or wine or grape juice from the indivdiual cups on either side held by the communion assistants. Indiviudal cups may be disposed of in the recepticles located at the side aisles next to the walls.

For those who find a time of reflection and prayer after receiving the sacrament a blessing, that time may now be done in the pew rather than kneeling at the altar rail. We know that this may inconvenience some who prefer kneeling at the altar, but it is a compromise of the moment until other alternatives (such as the possibility of moving the altar rail down to the first step)  are fully explored. We will keep the congregaton informed should alternatives be put into action.

Of course, we will continue to bring communion to those in the pews who find continuous common a challenge.

We follow standard practice with our use of the common cup which involves wiping and turning the chalace with each sip and all servers will have access to antibacterial gel prior to serving.

Should you have any questions about our current communion practice please contact Pastor Keith.

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