Tomorrow/Sunday in my church of membership the congregation will partake of the Lord's Supper--perhaps communion or Eucharist in your tradition. Even though I have been an ordained minister for almost 42 years, in my own church I function more like a layperson. This year in my Baptist congregation I am chairperson of the Deacons.
In this role it is my responsibility to administer the Lord's Supper with the Pastor. I also have to line up 16 Deacons for each of the two worship services. The lining up has happened--with a few substitutes in case an oxen falls in a ditch overnight and one or more Deacons are unable to make it. But I will not be there tomorrow. My vice chairperson will help the Pastor. I know it will go well!
This year--as time allows when the Deacons gather or I communicate with them by e-mail--I am trying to emphasize the holy nature of the Lord's Supper and the seriousness with which we ought to take our role of serving the elements. Before the first time we did the Lord's Supper this year, we met in the worship center, got our assignments out of the 16, and then prayer-walked the worship center stopping at each pew to pray for each person who might be sitting there during the observance of the Lord's Supper.
We prayed that each person would be open to what the Holy Spirit is seeking to nudge in them during the time of observance and after. May this same attitude be present tomorrow/Sunday. This is my prayer. Philippians 2:5-11 [NASB].