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Practice Resources: Eucharist As Mission

By April 30, 2015Uncategorized

This past Sunday David Fitch made some crucial connections for our Eucharist and Mission Series. I’m still sitting in the ‘aha’ moment of understanding that the postures I practice to recognize Christ at The Eucharist table, are actually shaping me to recognize Christ at the other tables in my life. Talk about Eucharist and Mission! If you missed David’s talk, don’t forget to check out The Practice Podcast or read the article we handed out at the end of the night which you can find here.

Part of what I find so encouraging about this – is that we’ve already been practicing the Eucharist every week, which means I’m already being and have already started to be shaped to recognize Christ’s presence in my daily life and at my daily tables.

So, be encouraged friends, the unforced rhythms of grace and of Eucharist have been shaping and forming you. May you gently recognize the good work that has already begun in you!

As you practice and go about the rest of your week, here are a few recommended resources for you to explore and flesh out – signposts to help you navigate the journey God has you on.

Happy reading!

Peace to you,

Jenna & The Practice Team

 

 

Resources

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

It is impossible to talk about attending to Christ’s presence around the tables in our own lives without mentioning our very own Shauna Niequist and her incredible reflections on life around the table. This is so beautifully connected to the thoughts David Fitch unpacked with us and is a beautiful read that will encourage and inspire you to practice.

With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life by Henri Nouwen

In this profound and beautiful reflection Henri Nouwen seeks a new understanding of Eucharist through the story of the disciples on their way to Emmaus, their encounter with Jesus, and how their eyes and hearts were opened in the breaking of the bread. A marvelous meditation on the meaning of the sacrament.

Changing the World Through the Lord’s Supper by Tim Keller (Sermon)

Christ is spiritually present in the Lord’s Supper. This sacrament is a matchless resource for spiritual growth and the beginning of a new community. This talk was given during a leadership training session at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

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