Coming to the Table: Eucharistic Practices and Beliefs among Worshipers at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Columbus, Georgia Open Access

Garrard, Cynthia (Spring 2018)

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Much can be learned about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper within a congregation by listening to worshipers. The Christian sacrament of Holy Communion as practiced at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia affects its participants in different ways, and the participants perceive that effect in different ways. This project examines beliefs and understandings of members of St. Luke regarding Holy Communion and reveals that they bring to and take away from the communion table a variety of interpretations of aspects of the sacrament. When considered in conversation with biblical, ecclesial, and theological tradition, such an examination suggests opportunities for enriching the practice of the sacrament at St. Luke. 

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