Wednesday, July 05, 2006

First Communion

For a liturgical nerd like myself (or as my friend Courtney would say, a Seminerdian), it's pretty cool to celebrate communion for the first time. I was the celebrant on my first Sunday as Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Coos Bay. Some pastors get excited about preaching, some about Bible study; me, I'm excited about sacraments. In any case, the whole service went quite smoothly. There were three special segments: Celebration of a New Appointment, Reaffirmation of Baptism with reception of a member, and Communion, I we still managed to get out early. Then we had everyone over for Potluck at the Parsonage in the afternoon. Overall, quite a good start, I'd say.