As in the beginning of creation God began the
world when it was without form and void, so He now takes us as
we are (raw products of grapes and grain) and makes us into something
beautiful (bread and cup), into His likeness as we have received
Christ as our Lord and Savior.
The grapes and grain represent the communion
service. Jesus invites us to His table. The cup speaks to us
of Christ's blood shed for us. The bread speaks of Christ's body
broken for us. At His table we commune with Him in fellowship
with one another.
The predominant color red symbolizes the feeling
of love. This love expresses itself in forgiveness one of another,
even as Christ has forgiven us.
For every time you eat this bread and drink
the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until He comes.
I Cor. 11:26
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