The first Sunday in October is World Communion Sunday. It’s a special day highlighting the joyful celebration of the sacrament at the Lord’s Table and the many different Christian traditions from around the world.
There are a lot of resources to help celebrate this day and one that caught my eye was from Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. I loved their idea of using something like a Christmas Eve lessons and carols liturgy on World Communion Sunday. With this as a springboard, I created a “World Communion Festival of Hymns.”
The readings, music, and videos are selected to educate about World Communion Sunday as a day we mark the universal Christian practice of breaking bread with one another in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
The children’s sermon highlights the global nature of World Communion with a variety of breads from around the world. Though these could be store bought, it would be especially impactful to invite people from within the congregation to make these breads from their own ethnic heritages. Then, not only use these breads in the children’s sermon but also for the sharing in Holy Communion.
I hope these resources are helpful to you as you plan a celebration for World Communion Sunday!