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 26 March 2021, 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,
PS As you are aware, most national governments have now placed COVID-19 restrictions not only on travel but also on churches meetings. As a result of these measures, we want to provide some guidance regarding the observance of the Lord's Supper this year. We do so in the grace of God to allow each National Church Board and their congregations to make any necessary decisions of whether to postpone the service, facilitate it in family home groups, or utilise live-streaming services.
We ask that you respect civil government regulations, and plan accordingly with wisdom and humility. In whatever way you address the crisis and facilitate the Lord's Supper, may we remember, commemorate and celebrate this ordinance in a way that proclaims and honours the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus is coming! May the Lord's Supper service this year be all the more inspiring and engaging than ever before! We also hope the videos below are a blessing to you.