Why I like New York 13 – communion at presbytery

Yes.
The Presbytery of New York City has issues.
Presbytery meetings can prove frustrating.
The presbytery experiences
dysfunction
disconnection
disruption
challenges
brokenness.

But …
today as the presbytery gathered one more time,
I had the privilege
to help celebrate communion.

I led the great prayer of thanksgiving
and I helped serve.

I stood there holding the platen
that held the bread
as the members of the presbytery
came forward
to receive the Body of Christ:
people of many races,
people of different ages;
people who walked spryly,
people who used canes;
people I knew well,
people whose names I read from their name tags;
each one my sister, my brother,
all sisters and brothers to each other.

Again and again
my voice cracked,
my tears welled in my eyes
as the wonder
the grace
the love
of it all
near overwhelmed me.

See you along the Trail.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Why I like New York 13 – communion at presbytery

  1. Steve Yamaguchi

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. pddauby512@zoominternet.net

    I especially liked this blog – Mother On Sat 09/29/12 9:51 PM , Along the Graybeard Trail comment-reply@wordpress.com sent: W. Mark Koenig posted: “Yes. The Presbytery of New York City has issues. Presbytery meetings can prove frustrating. The presbytery experiences dysfunction disconnection disruption challenges brokenness. But … today as the presbytery gathered one more time, I had t”

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