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Diverse or divisive?

How we celebrate the sacraments must express what we confess

Richly grained wooden trays are stacked under the white linen cloth. Each tray is filled with individual glasses of grape juice,awaiting distribution to communicants at Grace Lutheran Church, Lakeland, Fla. Half an hour away, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Conference of Bishops communes from a single cut-glass goblet filled with white wine.

Which one is "correct"? Which reflects ELCA tradition? Does it matter?


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