Sermon by The Rev. Christopher W. Hogin
“Truly, A Holy Sacrament”
Sunday, May 13, 2018
“To all my brothers here present, know that communion is more than just a ritual we do every Sunday morning. Communion, through the sacraments of bread and wine, is not only a supper of remembrance of Christ’s death and resurrection, but also of God’s healing and saving work in your life and in my life, and in all our lives right now—whatever that may be. It is also the promise that our own life, and the life of this broken world, will someday be healed. In one moment of time, we exist outside of time as past, present and future merges together as one. Truly, it is a holy sacrament.” From The Rev. Christopher Hogin’s sermon on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
The Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
Jesus said to his disciples, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.