Presbyterian Questionaire: ARE YOU KIDDING ME!

One of the joys of being a pastor of administration within the PCUSA is getting to file the annual questionaire of the PCUSA (please note that this is officially from the church’s head office)!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

Q-18.  At the only or, if more than one, primary (most attendance) Sunday morning worship service did your congregation in 2012 celebrate the Lord’s Supper/Eucharist/Communion on Special Festival Days (e.g. Easter Sunday, Day of Pentecost, Christmas), and/or on every Sunday morning during certain seasons of the church year (e.g. Advent, Lent, Easter)?

Friends, pastors, collegues, countrymen, romans…whoever…this solidifies my growing concern.  As Protestant Reformation Presbyterians, we have not only abandoned our core distinctives, but have embraced the specific liturgical practices that the Protestants protested (notice the root similarity) against.

Here is an interesting article about Christmas and Presbyterianism.  It was not until 1906 did the Presbyterian Church recognize Christmas as a day of worship (because it does not fall on a Sunday). http://www.phcmontreat.org/Exhibit-Christmas.html

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