One of the responsibilities that I have as a Deacon at my church is to ensure that we have enough needed supplies for those times that we take Communion. We have the standard Silver Communion Trays that you can find in “established” churches in America.
While I was out this last week, I stopped by the Family Christian Bookstore at North Point Mall. I needed to pick up some plastic cups and some wafer crackers. While I as in there, I discovered that there is a new technology in Communion Preparation.
How cool is this:
Double-sealed and disposable, individual Celebration® wafer and juice sets combine modern convenience and purity with a taste for tradition. The elements are prepackaged, with both wafer and juice in a single two-part container. Communion participants peel back one seal to remove the communion wafer. A second seal under the wafer is then removed for juice. Remembrance® cups are designed to fit standard communion ware. Box contains 100, 250 or 500 ready-to-use cups.
A Versatile New Resource for Celebrating Communion
- Six Month Shelf Life
- More Cups for Less
- New Push Up and Peel Back Tab
- No Special Preparation Required
- Sized for Standard Communion Trays
- Packaged and Sealed for Purity
- Unused Sets May Be Stored for Future Use
- No Refrigeration Necessary
My mind immediately went to “I bet there are plenty of churches that if they tried this it would not be accepted. The poor guy who tries to present this as a viable option for doing communion would be laughed at and forced to return the product for refund.”
We get so set in our ways that the tradition replaces the authentic worship that we should be doing.
Just curious, I know that I have a lot of folks reading this blog from a lot of different types of churches. Have you heard of these? Do you use them? I’d love the feedback.