SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
All over the world today Christians have paused to remember Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
This do in remembrance of me.  Let me share with you the words of Thomas H. Troeger:
O PRAISE THE GRACIOUS POWER

O praise the gracious power that tumbles walls of fear, and gathers into one house of faith all strangers far and near.
O praise the persistent truth that opens fisted minds and eases from their anxious clutch the prejudice that binds.
O praise the inclusive love encircling every race, oblivious to gender, wealth, to social rank and place.
O praise the word of faith that claims us as God’s own, a living temple built on Christ, our rock and cornerstone.
O praise the tide of grace that laps on every shore with visions of a world at peace, no longer bled by saar.
O praise the power, the truth, the love, the word, the tide, yet more than these, O praise their source, praise Christ the crucified.

PRAISE CHRIST!  PRAISE CHRIST!  WHOSE CROSS HAS MADE US ONE!