You might be wondering what this “NOSH”-thing is all about. We’ll, I’ll tell you. When Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Last Supper, most of them weren’t aware that it was the last supper—it was just a supper. It was very likely to have been another in a long line of communal meals, time for the inner circle to unwind, debrief, pray, and enjoy one another. When Jesus said, “Take and eat, do this in remembrance of me,” it’s very possible that he meant, “Whenever you eat together, remember me.” That is, whenever you share a meal—Sunday or not, in church or not—remember Jesus and what he said and did. Thus, our weekly worship at the Edge is embedded within our weekly dinner. We will read and discuss scripture, pray, sing, and share the Body and Blood of Christ, all while enjoying one another’s company and home-made food.
More info for food-prep volunteers here.
Want to know what scripture we're reading each week? Check it out:
season of the Fall (community falling apart, losing the mission, perverted justice)
I Luke 15:11-32 (Prodigal Father)
II Genesis 18 (Sodom and Gomorrah)
III Genesis 34:1-31 (rape of Dinah)
IV Song of Songs 5:2-8 (dream of abandonment) ???
V John 9:1-42 (v long!) (man blind from birth, people not noticing or saying [child abuse, Russia])
VI Amos 5:11-12, 21-24 (“let justice roll down like waters”)
VII Jeremiah 2: 2-13 (we defiled the land) ???
VIII Matthew 6:1-5, 16-18 (beware of practicing piety before others) ???