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Wolgamuth Church Of The Brethren

Love Feast Service

Love Feast is one practice that distinguishes the Church of the Brethren from many other Christian denominations.

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Love Feast Service

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May 05, 2019, 11:30 AM

Wolgamuth Church Of The Brethren, 276 Old York Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019, USA

About the event

Love Feast is one practice that distinguishes the Church of the Brethren from many other Christian denominations. Jesus taught us this practice by sharing a last meal with His disciples in the upper room the night before He died. As they shared the meal, the disciples argued. Jesus got up from the table and washed the disciples’ feet as a symbol of love, humility and service. He then offered them the bread and cup which would become symbols of His sacrifice on the cross.

During our bi-annual love feast service, we repeat these simple, meaningful acts. Before participating, all attendees are encouraged to examine themselves and are implored to reconcile any discord they may have with one another. We enjoy a meal together, wash each others’ feet (or hands for those who are unable to kneel), and share the bread and the cup in remembrance of Christ. We also observe the bread-and-cup communion at other times throughout the year. Historically, the Love Feast was a solemn event with no talking besides that of the minister and the singing of hymns. Now, we seek a balance between a joyful fellowship meal, the humbling experience of foot washing and the reverence of the bread and cup. Both Love Feast and Communion are open to all believers and followers of Christ.

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