World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday Quick Facts

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2020 DateOctober 4, 2020
2021 DateOctober 3, 2021
World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday History

World Communion Sunday seeks to celebrate Christian unity and cooperation. Pastor Dr. Hugh Thompson Kerr is noted as the founder of World Communion Sunday. According to presbyterianmission.org, Dr. Kerr wanted to bring churches together in unified service. He wanted to demonstrate how important the church of Jesus Christ. He also wanted to show how interconnected each congregation was.

World Communion Sunday was first celebrated at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania in 1933. It is celebrated annually on the first Sunday in October.

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World Communion Sunday Facts & Quotes

  • All who eat and drink without discerning the body, eat and drunk judgement against themselves - 1 Corinthians 11:29

  • Paul the Apostle says that when one partakes of Holy Communion, they should be mindful of their brothers and sisters. Discerning the body means to take note of your fellow believers within your congregation.

World Communion Sunday References and Related Sites

www.presbyterianmission.org: World Communion Sunday

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