Every quarter, one month in the calendar contains five Sundays instead of four. Every fifth Sunday, the congregation at Mt. Wesley Akin Nazarene conducts a mission and Holy Communion service followed by a potluck lunch in the church’s Fellowship Hall. See our calendar to determine when the next fifth Sunday service will be.
The Lord’s Supper
Holy Communion, which is also known as The Lord’s Supper, is symbolic of the last meal Jesus shared with His disciples as part of the Passover celebration prior to betrayal and crucifixion. During the meal, Jesus predicted that one of the disciples would betray Him and that He would ultimately give His life to redeem mankind. He symbolically illustrated the point by breaking bread for the disciples and stating “This is my body which is given for you.” Next He drank wine with them, adding “This is my blood of the covenant.”
Following Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension, His followers regularly ate bread and drank wine together in memory of Jesus’ gift to the world and in anticipation of His return. Like most Nazarene churches, Mt. Wesley Akin invites all believersincluding believers who are not members of the churchwho have accepted Jesus to participate in the Lord’s Supper.
Fifth Sunday Potlucks
Following the Holy Communion, our congregation typically gathers in the church’s Fellowship Hall to enjoy some togetherness and feast on the diverse culinary products of our talented members who cook and bake. Small talk and satisfied tummies are the order of the day. The meal provides an opportunity for some lighthearted fellowship following the solemnity of the Communion. In addition to the fifth Sunday meals, the members of Mt. Wesley Akin usually put together a potluck lunch for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas services.