The invitation to the bread and the cup is for all of God's children, young and old. To you who have been baptized, may this Communion meal be a re-affirmation of your commitment to Christ and the body of Christ. To you are seeking, may you find in this meal an invitation. To you who are hungry, may this meal feed you, as Jesus fed the crowd. To you who have never participated before, may this meal be the first bite in a feast that goes on and on. May it be all these things and more as we eat and drink together as the family of God.
The more I hear and read about how other contemporary Mennonite churches commemorate the Lord's Supper, the more I realize that in spite of a history that put limits on participation in Communion, there is no longer (if there ever was) a prescription for how to celebrate this meal. Our hope in this congregation is to be a place of radical welcome and hospitality. Our call to be a people that welcomes is rooted in the wide open welcome that God gives to us and that we are shown in the love, life, teaching, healing, preaching, death and resurrection of Jesus, summed up and symbolized in 'Whenever you do this, remember me.'