children and communion

Today I was at Greyfriars Church in Lanark making the final settings on their new sound desk as they put it all to use during today’s worship.  I was also helping a young man called Ben to find his way around the new sound desk and laptop.  He’ll be running the show from next week.

The service was great.  It was Sunday School prize-giving, dedication of a beautiful new pulpit fall and communion.  For the first time the children took their rightful place in that sacrament.  What a difference it makes when the whole family of the church are together.  The liturgy had two young girls asking questions of the minister.  Why do we do this?  What is it we are doing?  Why bread and wine?  The service had a simplicity which made it accessible but also deep and poignant.