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General Prayer Follows

Soup and SaladDuring the general conversation and before the sharing of the bread with wine ask for a volunteer to say or share a poem or a testimony later in the dinner. When the first course is finished, stand for the Gospel. 3 - 5 minute is to be designated to be interactive (what did you think of this or that?) When the general conversation is almost done, the main course begins with testimonies or poems.✞

Scripture Reading

Read from the scripture (as opposed to the Prayer of Consecration.) Then two people give out the bread with wine with the words "the body of Christ" and "the blood of Christ" (The wine should be in separate little cups rather than a communal cup or chalice - this is an important detail insisted on by Archbishop Finlay.) The bread with wine can be consumed at once or at the same time together. Open prayer and laying on of hands or anointing with oil may be used when appropriate at this point. Someone is prepared to pray for the church, the world etc. and general prayer follows. All say together, "Glory to God from generation to generation..." Blow out the candles to signal the end of the sharing of the bread with wine.✞

"Bread With Wine"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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