: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Most visitors will find this meeting unique. We have no officiating Minister. We meet in the same way as the early New Testament church. The members of the assembly are seated in a circle surrounding a table with emblems: a loaf of bread and cup of wine, symbols of the body and blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The meeting is held according to Jesus’ request to do this “in remembrance of me,” 1 Corinthians 11:24-25. The men participate under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. There is no prescribed program, but a theme often emerges in the singing of hymns, prayers and Bible readings. Often there is a time when one is led to consider the sinful nature of mankind that we would put the loving Son of God of the universe to such a horrible death.
With thanksgiving and praise, we worship God the Father through the Holy Spirit for His mercy, love and grace. The focus is on the Son of God who came to the earth for the purpose of dying and paying the debt of sin for each of us. Thanksgiving is made for the emblems and they are then passed among members of the assembly. A triumphal song of praise, a short lesson, some announcements and a closing prayer will usually end the meeting.
All are welcome to sit and observe this special event.