eucharistwallpaper1024Today I had the opportunity to be a part of my first staff meeting with the Trinity staff.  We had, I think, a good meeting.  There was good conversation, there was laughter, there were details attended to, and there was just a taste of dreaming that was shared.  These are good, dedicated people who are focused on Christ’s mission here.

The thing I appreciated the most was that our meeting began with a devotion, led by Pastor Dean, (a great devotion, by the way) and with the sharing of Holy Communion.  I am a firm believer that a community that centers itself around worship, around Word and sacrament, is a community with staying power.  Where Christ is present, and the Holy Spirit is at work, amazing things happen

With the Trinity staff, amazing things are going to happen.  I really believe that.

Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?   Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.”  – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17.

When we receive the sacraments, we participate in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; and  (most importantly) Jesus is present within us.  It is the central moment that we can experience in our life with Christ.  I am so thankful that our staff, every month, celebrates communion together as a part of its staff gathering.

And I’m even more grateful that my time with the staff began this way.

Blessings!
Pastor Todd

Posted by tbuegler

Husband, father, reader, guitar player, pastor, a person who is really banking on that whole grace thing!

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