Shipley Church Self-Service
Sunday 14th June 2020 Corpus Christi
Thought for the Week – Do this in remembrance of me
Today is the day of thanksgiving for the institution of Holy Communion (traditionally known as Corpus Christi). Jesus instituted the Eucharist at which we eat bread and drink wine with the instruction, “Do this in remembrance of me”, as a memorial of the suffering and death of Christ and to symbolise freedom from sin and the promise of eternal life. Anglican traditions teach that Jesus is present in the Eucharist in some mystical way, and believe that the bread and wine being consecrated become the life of Jesus and the body of Christ. (John 6. 51-58) You can change or add something special to a particular procedure, and it would then enable it to demonstrate a more profound truth; for example, if someone says, “I love you” and you believe them, that’s fine. But if they say, “I love you” and put their arms around you and give you a big hug, you get the truth in a more powerful way. The hug is an outward sign of the love they have inside!
Hymn for the Day
O Thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray
That all thy Church might be for ever one,
Grant us at every Eucharist to say
With longing heart and soul, “Thy will be done.”
Oh, may we all one bread, one Body be,
One through this Sacrament of unity.
The Set Prayers for today can be downloaded from the link at the top right of this page
We pray that as Christian followers, even if we cannot raise the dead
or cast out demons, we shall have the power to act in ways that
make the compassion of Christ known in the world.