Happily, more and more Presbyterian congregations are taking the risk and experimenting with weekly Eucharist. The church I serve, North Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, has been doing it since Lent 2014. At this point, even the ruling elder who was most resistant to the idea at first has come around and sees weekly Eucharist as "distinctive." When the question came up about returning to less frequent celebration , that same ruling elder was the first to speak up in defense of the weekly practice. I love watching the Holy Spirit work in people's lives!
Dear Mr. Wenacur,
The Formula of Agreement (http://www.pcusa.org/media/uploads/oga/pdf/formula.pdf) speaks of places of agreement and of differences in our practices of the Lord's Supper, but as far as I can tell, frequency of communion is not mentioned in the agreement. And although the ELCA says that communion should be celebrated weekly, it has only been recently that monthly celebration ceased to be the most frequent pattern (http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Worship/Learning-Center/FAQs/Communion-Frequency.aspx).
There is a movement toward more frequent celebration in the PCUSA (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/weekly-eucharist/), but we are not as far along as the ELCA in that regard.
Greetings! I'm a Lutheran (ELCA) and we are in Full Communion with PCUSA. I still do not understand why Presbyterians don't receive Holy Communion every Sunday as we do. If we are in Full Communion, why do you still receive Communion once a month?
Glad you found it, and hope it's useful for your presbytery workshop. Blessings in Christ.
I am so glad this is online. I am leading a workshop on worship for my presbytery and you saved me alot of time. Thank you whoever you are, who put this document on the pcusa.org website for me to find it. God bless you!!!!
First Presbyterian, Woodruff, SC