A Special Worship Service for World Communion Sunday

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:12-13)

Celebrating World Communion this year by worshipping with Conyers Presbyterian

This year to celebrate the one body of Christ and how each congregation is interconnected with one another, we will be having a joint worship service on October 6, 2013 at 11:00 am at Conyers Presbyterian Church. Some time later, we will once again celebrate our common ties and the one body of Christ with a joint worship service at PCR. This is a joyful opportunity to affirm how we are connected in Christ, how we work together to serve Him, how we support one another within those holy bonds, and how, together, we are powerful witnesses for His love.

About World Communion Sunday

The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. World Communion Sunday (originally called World Wide Communion Sunday) is a gift of the Presbyterian Church to the larger ecumenical church. The first celebration occurred at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1933 where Dr. Hugh Thompson Kerr served as pastor. It was their attempt to bring churches together in a service of Christian unity—in which everyone might receive both inspiration and information, and above all, to know how important the Church of Jesus Christ is, and how each congregation is interconnected one with another. Dr. Kerr’s son recalls: “World Wide Communion symbolized the effort to hold things together, in a spiritual sense. It emphasized that we are one in the Spirit and the Gospel of Jesus Christ."