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The whole word for the whole world

The Lord's Supper

This year the Lord's Supper commemoration and celebration will be held on 7 April 2020, just after sunset.

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7 April 2020 (just after sunset)

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the Church of God (Seventh Day),

"I was dead and now I am alive." Jesus' familiar words as quoted from Scripture is really our testimony as well.

We who were dead to sin, are now alive in Christ. We who received Christ, believed in His name, are now redeemed and reconciled. What cause for praise and joy! And so, every year, together around the world we celebrate this new covenant reality, sealed in Jesus' blood and written into our very hearts. This year the Lord's Supper commemoration is on 7 April 2020, just after sunset.

Within the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day) we work and celebrate together in unison in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of our Heavenly Father. We proclaim the annual renewal of our Christ covenant. The broken bread symbolises Jesus' broken body. The fruit of the vine Jesus' shed blood in our place. And, in humility, we wash each other's feet, in the manner Jesus himself set. We do this in community, in communion and because of the new covenant. We proclaim Jesus' pre-eminence every time we participate.

Please have this this letter read throughout your zone/conference area, and encourage all pastors to share this important and timely message in their local churches.

In Jesus Name, on behalf of the International Ministerial Congress,

Signed

Download annual Lord's Supper letter

Use the links below to download the Lord's Supper annual letter in PDF format, available in French, Portuguese, Swahili, Spanish or English.

Message from our President

Jesus commissions us to live and share the gospel, and this implies both a pressing need and a great sense of urgency. With the gospel as the only means of salvation for humanity and faced with the reality of sin, suffering and death that characterizes this post-modern age in which we live, the people of God must redirect their pastoral work in the light of this divine mandate:
 
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 18-20 NASB)
 
The whole word for the whole world means: preaching the gospel to the unreached without adding to or taking away from Jesus’ message; edifying all believers with all teachings in the Scriptures to become true Christian disciples; worshiping the one and only God in all time, place and circumstance, and opposing all idolatry which is sin; fellowshipping with one another as a sign and testimony of unity, overcoming cultural, racial, and linguistic barriers so the world will believe in Jesus; and serving our neighbors in order to transform their lives and surroundings.
 
Jesus sends us to carry out the totality of the redemptive mission. It is not a privilege for some, but a responsibility for all. We must go to the whole world, with the whole message from God’s word, knowing that He is with us all days—always, even to the end of the age.
Ramon Ruiz, IMC President


      — Ramon Ruiz, President, International Ministerial Congress

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