Q. My pastor, associate pastor, and chairman of deacons want to have a Sunday night supper at church near Thanksgiving, and celebrate that holiday along with participating in the Lord’s Supper at the same time. Is this possible according to Baptist beliefs, and should it be kept separate from a regular meal? Please advise, since I am going to have a hard decision to make about this. I am the past Chairman, and I am against it.
A. I don’t know about Baptist beliefs, but in the early church communion was often taken in conjunction with a meal, just like Jesus did at it’s first observance (Matt. 26:26-29). There’s nothing wrong with incorporating the Lord’s Supper into a thanksgiving meal.