Over the years the “gravity” of communion has grown in my own personal theology.  As I have prepared for this Sunday, and the fact that I will be leading our response time, I have been encouraged by Dr. Moore’s words here on why a closed communion is so important:

The table is not just an individual reminder of the gospel; it is the very locus of church fellowship, the place where we experience Christ present in proclamation and in one another. It is here that we experience a foretaste of the wedding supper to come, and where we announce those we hold accountable to struggle with us until then. The church is “recognizing the body” of Christ (1 Cor. 11:29) by defining the boundaries of communion at the table in terms of those who are in union with Christ and who are able, should they deny him, to be disciplined.Read more: http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=24-05-016-v#ixzz1dQfHCeWn

This same thought should be carried over into every facet of corporate worship, from sitting under the preaching of God’s Word to singing gospel centered songs even to greeting and fellowshipping with one another.  We will sing some weighty, gospel centered songs and my hope is that we will all see the surpassing greatness of our Savior.
Come Ye Sinners (Hart/Seay)
Beautiful, Scandalous Night (Daugherty/Hindalong/Seay)
Let’s prepare to gather and take communion and remember the gravity of occasion for which we meet, we are remembering the Lord’s death until He comes.