My congregation recently made communion more open to visitors. In light of 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 (Paul says communicants should examine themselves and discern "the body"), wouldn't the bulletin be a good place to teach visitors--as well as Lutherans--what we profess regarding the eucharist?
Lately there've been baptisms at church in which the children's parents are unmarried. I realize this is not the child's fault, but what kind of message are we giving to children? Wouldn't it be better if the baptism were held in private?
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