As we look ahead to celebrating communion again next week: The elders encourage you to consider and seek forgiveness for the ways in which we as the body of Christ have tried to control one another rather than extend care. As we look at being the body of Christ we will be able to celebrate our diversity, uniqueness, and individual gifting while all the while remembering we are united as a whole.

Examine your hearts by:

1. Consider your sin and guilt: Ask the Holy Spirit to convict you of the places you have tried to control others rather than care for them. 

2. Search your hearts to see whether you believe Jesus as your only Savior.

3. Examine your conscience to see whether you resolve sincerely and gratefully to serve Christ as Lord.