Friday, March 18, 2022
Acts 2:46-47: 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
This passage brings to mind the Super Wednesday gatherings we had before the pandemic hit. This was a special community within the walls of our church that welcomed Grace members and visitors alike. I say “special” because it provided all with a fellowship opportunity that showed our one body, with so many parts giving us relationship possibilities.
For some visitors, an invitation to Super Wednesday became their first time of coming to Grace Church. For those who would be hesitant to walk into a new church on Sunday morning, an invitation of “Join us for supper on Wednesday” is informal and less intimidating.
With four worship services on Sunday, Super Wednesday is the one time when we would see many of our friends. We would see new faces that became familiar faces, as we experienced the coming together of our church family.
Sure, we miss it, but the memories are still there, and hope is still there that it will return, no matter what form it takes. Anticipation of its return is what keeps us going. Think about Super Wednesday itself as a part of our One Body, as new members are received through our other activities and programs, which are body parts as well.
The Lord helps us recognize the opportunities provided by our community at Grace Church.
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