Serving communion to the body of Christ is one of my favorite things to do at New City Church. Early on, we decided to observe The Lord’s Table every week and, despite the repetition, this moment in the Worship Gathering has never grown tedious or stale. It is such an honor to be able to say a blessing over the people as we share in a meal, together remembering the amazing work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Thus, our time apart over these past few weeks has been especially sad for me. But this coming Sunday is Easter! And … Read More
It is well worth your time this morning to read the encouraging words of Cartee Bales, a teaching elder within our church, about Martin Luther’s response to the Black Death that swept through Luther’s hometown of Wittenberg.
A church is not a building; it is a family. Now more than ever, as we are quarantined in our homes and unable to congregate together, we must embrace this truth. A wise person once told me that loneliness is a choice. Right now, it may not be wise to physically fellowship with others, but that does not mean that we have to be alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we can still be there for one another providing conversation, comfort, encouragement, advice, and friendship. I think these are the most essential elements of companionship. We met online as … Read More