All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.
FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "Communion Matters "
October 1, 2017
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35
It's Word Communion Sunday and we will celebrate the day with one of our signature services, the March of the Flags and the Around the World Litany of worshipers sharing their praise in their own native language. While there appears to be so many things that divide and polarizes the world, as people of faith, we are drawn together by the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Jesus said, "As often as you eat of this bread and drink of this cup you do so in remembrance of me." How fitting that we should join people of faith around the world as we gather at his table to share the bread and wine. World Communion Sunday was started in Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh in 1934 and soon was fittingly adopted by the National Counsel of Churches as an appropriate way to bring all Christians together in one sacred act of remembrance. This Sunday we will be joined at his table by Christians from all around the world. That sends a clear message of unity of those who call Christ "Lord."
Serving Him together, Rev. Les Wicker, pastor
Music for the Sunday Service
Pre-Service Music and Offertory: Don Down
The Lord's Prayer sung in Spanish by Pastor Miguel Cruz
Communion Music by Isabelle Aubin, piano, and Sophia Aubin, violin
Thanks to everyone for the support of Hurricane Relief. A total of $1,860.00 was collected and given to the Guadaloupe Center in Immokalee and to the hurricane relief in Copeland and Everglades City. Any further funds received will be distributed to these relief ministries.
It was Thirteen Years ago this that the church had its first service in Pelican Marsh School Cafeteria. October 4, 2004, was the church's first service of worship and it began with the Lord's Supper.
Many thanks to The Best of Everything for sponsoring this newsletter.