For those interested in ministering in the Nursing Home setting here are some simple practical and Biblical guidelines for serving communion.
“It Takes a Village to raise a child” African proverb
When I think of the many years that I struggled on my own trying to lovingly and effectively minister at the nursing home, I am amazed it didn’t come to me sooner. The work of the church is to share the good news about Jesus Christ. Though there are times when we stand alone to do this, the bigger picture has always been that we do this best together.
Nothing showed this more clearly than our Christmas program at Allied this year. From the littlest angel to the oldest wise man we worked together. From the staff who brought the many people to and from the event to the ladies who spent hours washing and putting together the crowns, halos, robes and shawls we all worked together. None of us could have presented the story of Christmas alone. During practices sometimes we were short on shepherds or wise men, but for the main event everyone showed up! We discovered that when God gets to work with the whole village He can do more than we could ever imagine!
1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one and hath many members and all of that one body being many are one body : so also is Christ