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"Worldwide Communion and Living Water"

As we continue our sermon series on water we will spend time withe story of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. In the tradition of the time, men from Jesus' background (a Jewish Religious leader) did not interact with women (especially those from Samaria, Samaritans and Jews were enemies at the time). This story draws our attention to both the basic importance of water, Jesus tired from a journey needs some, and that there are divisions in our culture then and now.

It's not talked about much, but one of the places where divisions remain is in the church. By that I mean in the big global Christian Church there are tens of thousands of denominations, some separated recently some separated hundreds of years ago, and yet we all claim the title of Christian. More than that we all do a few things that are the same, one of those is the sacrament of communion. This Sunday is world Communion Sunday. It is a day began 88 years ago for the sole purpose of showing Christian unity. At the Garden Church we take part in communion every Sunday and on this day each year we do so with knowledge and intention that the connection we share in communion is not just with our Lord, or with our worshiping community but with all who love Christ and seek to follow our Lord the world over. It is a simple yet important sign of unity and of reaching past human-made divisions we have all nurtured.

Please join us as you are able.

Sunday Rhythm

3pm Work Together

4pm Worship

5pm Eat together grab and go style format

All Are Welcome

Come as you are, stay as you are able.

In Faith,

Rev. Amanda

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