Thursday, October 25, 2012

Election Day Communion


November 6 is election day.  Finally we will all get to stop digging election mailers out of our mailboxes, stop answering robocalls, and stop being perpetually harassed with attack commercials...for a little while, at least.  If you’re like me, this election season has been particularly disconcerting.  The level of hateful rhetoric and divisiveness can be a bit overwhelming.

            A nationwide movement of Christians has developed an appropriate response to all of this, and I invite you to join me in participating.  The movement is called “Election Day Communion.”  To read more about it you can visit the website at www.electiondaycommunion.org . 

The purpose of Election Day Communion is to gather Christians for communion on election day, so that we might remember a few things.  We’ll remember that no matter who is president, Jesus is Lord. We’ll proclaim that no matter what party or candidate we vote for, Jesus is the only perfect hope. We’ll recognize the fact that no matter how we disagree, the Holy Spirit unites all Christians as ONE body.  And we’ll confess that our allegiance to Christ Jesus supersedes allegiance to any flag, any nation, any party, or any person.

            So I invite you to join me, if you're in the Spencer area, on Nov. 6 for a simple service of communion.  At 9:15 pm, 15 minutes after the polls close, we’ll meet to break bread, share the cup, and partake in the Lord’s Supper.

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