Eucharistic Ministers take communion, on a regular basis, from our Sunday worship to members who are homebound.
Here is what one Eucharistic Minister had to say...
"What’s more special than getting together for a meal? Very seldom do I spend time with family or friends without sitting down at a table to eat. During that meal, we share intimate thoughts, concerns, joys, sorrows and our love for each other.
It’s also around a table that I gather each week with my family at First. Together we share the bread and wine. Together we receive the body and blood of our Lord. Together we share intimate thoughts, concerns, joys, sorrows and the love of Christ. But some of our family members are no longer able to join us for this meal. As a Eucharistic Minister, I pack that meal in a small, round basket and take it to one of our sisters in Christ. Once each month, we sit at her kitchen table and I represent all of First’s family when I open that small basket. I tell her “we bring to you this word of life, and this bread and cup of blessing, so that you may share in these same gifts and be strengthened in communion with all the people of God.”
Keeping God’s People In Stitches
First Lutheran is blessed to have stitchers committed to making prayer shawls, chemo caps and afghans. They gather the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the church. (Check the calendar for the summer schedule or if the usual date falls on a holiday.) Bring your yarn, needles (or crochet hook) and your projects. Come stitch – sharing stories and prayers while you work. Don’t let a conflict with the Monday evening gatherings keep you from being a part of this important ministry. Stay at home stitchers are welcome, too! Contact Sunni Richardson for more information.