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Exodus and the Sacraments: Table (2) (2017-0827)

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26-27
August 2017, Christ Mountain Top
Call
to Worship, Psalm 105.1-6, 37-45 (insert)
Children,
John 6.1-13
Message,
Exodus 16.2-30
Mission
Moment: Inmates in Zimbabwe, learning to grow food
Message:
(from hand-written notes)
Intro:
reading through the NT lens
      4 stories
Review:
Passover/Table
      Equal (implication of the blood)
Eating
has social and ethical implications
      Social – holidays at grandma’s
            Granddad’s “napkin”
      Economic
            Migrants
            Dairy farmers
            Land, sprawl, more chemicals
New
Testament context of the sacrament is a communal meal in homes.
      Corinthians eating without “recognizing
the body”
1.
Eating together binds us in a circle/covenant of responsibility and care
      Practice: Give
      Boy in Lesotho
      Hoarding food
      John Howard Yoder, “shared poverty”
2.
Daily bread comes with an expiration date
      Practice: Trust
      Weighing our plates
      Enough is enough (rather than “more” is
enough)
Time/Sabbath
      Practice: Thank
      God-given, to slaves
Eucharist
= “give thanks”
Real
Presence of Jesus in the Table
      Not just in the bread and cup but in the
extended table to the poor (Yoder)
Resource:

      John Howard Yoder, Body Politic