42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.Acts 2:42-27
When the first followers of Jesus baptized many after Peter’s first big sermon, they organized themselves by gathering in homes to eat together and to worship God as they did.
We are not the first followers of Jesus, nor are we those who can gather in the temple courts every day (living halfway around the world does make that difficult.) But we can still gather regularly to eat together and to worship God as we do.
One way we are trying to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before us is to set side one Sunday a month and worship God, not through a typical Sunday Church Service, but through gathering for a Supper and reading a liturgy to remind us that the very act of eating together is a way that we can worship God. We are calling these events our Second Sunday Suppers.
Everyone is welcome to come and join in, you don’t need to be a regular attender at Grafted or even a follower of Jesus to come eat food with us. The goal will be that Grafted will provide some kind of main dish, and we encourage everyone to bring something to share if they are able! If it is 4:00 PM on the second Sunday of the month, you won’t find Grafted meeting at All Nations Baptist Church in Minneapolis, but rather around tables in homes eating together with glad and sincere hearts.
The hosts will be on a rotating schedule each month, so if you would like to know where to gather, contact Pastor Dave at email@example.com to find our more!