Who is welcomed at the Lord’s Table? I was challenged by this question at a communion celebration while visiting a church during my time at seminary.
During a church council retreat in the spring of 2002, a new vision was conceived for worship at Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church in Abbotsford, B.C. This vision was inspired, in part, as a response to a growing concern. A number of committed church members had recently left the Mennonite Brethren denomination to join the Anglican church. What did those leaving the MB church find fulfilling when they participated in an Anglican worship service?
To be honest, my motivation for going to Paraguay had more to do with visiting the land of my husband’s birth than attending the Mennonite World Conference. I hasten to add, however, that participating in Assembly 15 gave me some wonderful memories to treasure.