Submitted by TSB Community
Today, Nov. 6, has been designated Election Day Communion Day. Mark Schloneger, pastor of North Goshen Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, conceived this event. He explained in his blog,
“I initiated the Election Day Communion Campaign out of a concern that Christians in the United States are being shaped more by the tactics and ideologies of political parties than by our identity and unity in Christ. Out of this concern, a simple vision sparked the imaginations of congregations nationwide: the church being the church on Election Day, gathering at the Lord’s Table to remember, to give thanks for, and to proclaim its loyalty to Jesus. Gathering for Communion on Election Day seems fitting, for the practice of Communion is an inherently political act. It is both a pledge of allegiance to Jesus and a declaration of independence from all other powers making claims on our bodies, minds and souls.”
We at Community North Baptist Church in McKinney invite you to join us at the Lord’s Table on Election Day at 12:15 p.m. for a brief Communion Service in the sanctuary. This invitation is open to all Christians regardless of church membership. We will gather not as Democrats, Republicans and Independents, but as Christians, Christ-followers, sinners saved by grace and citizens of the kingdom of God.