Eucharist in Easter 2012

This document provides resources and ideas for celebrating the Lord’s Supper throughout the Season of Easter in 2012; includes a rationale for weekly Eucharist in Easter, suggestions for enhancing joyful celebration, and full communion liturgies for each Sunday and festival in the Easter Season.  

See related pages: Resurrection of the Lord, Season of Easter, Ascension Day, Day of Pentecost, Great Thanksgiving, Invitation to Christ, Presbyterian Worship

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  1. Eleven ways of serving communion in ten weeks! I have posted my ideas at http://www.christwinfield.org/scroll/?p=605. What ideas do you have?

    by Robert Shaw

    February 5, 2012

  2. Besides intinction and precut bread with small cups, how else can the bread and the cup be served? As I prepare for the season of Easter, I anticipate celebrating the Eucharist 11 times in between the first Sunday of April and the first Sunday of June, including a ritual meal for Maundy Thursday that ends with communion using unleavened bread. Thus now I am looking for 10 other practices that help demonstrate the meanings listed in http://www.pcusa.org/media/uploads/theologyandworship/pdfs/ecumenical_consensus_on_the_meanings_of_eucharist.pdf Thus how else do you celebrate the eucharist?

    by Robert Shaw

    January 11, 2012

  3. The Ruling Elders on Session challenged me to use each of these six Sundays to teach the congregation about the Lord's Supper. Thus each Sunday will focus on a different theological aspect of the Lord's Supper and adjust our process for delivering the elements accordingly.

    by Robert Shaw

    December 28, 2011

  4. I entirely agree that communion should be celebrated as often as we eat daily bread. However, for Lent...I realize that all Sundays are "Little Easters," but I'm used to "putting away the 'Alleluia' for Lent." Thoughts on celebrating the Resurrection as we are preparing for Good Friday? Just because we know the ending of the story (kind of), doesn't mean we should not participate in the self-searching and repentance of Lent. Thoughts?

    by Rebecca Strader

    October 4, 2011

  5. Great resource - delighted you got it out before final plans for Easter are made. Too often these types of resources come a week or two before they need to be implimented and by then plans have been made and you put it off a year and often forget about them. Tahnks you for putting them out in a very timely manner.

    by William E. Taylor

    October 4, 2011

  6. Wow! Thanks for this! I especially appreciated your rationales and the explanations of why to have communion more frequently! Now we'll see if we can do it!

    by Erin Kaye

    October 4, 2011

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