By Rev. Rebecca
The altar is the Christianís Feast Table and is a place of great joy. It represents Christís presence among us and reminds us continually of the great sacrifice and offering that God in Jesus made to defeat sin and death upon the altar of Godís love. We are invited to join with Jesus at the Table, even as we are called to make the sacrifice of offering back to God ourselves, our souls, our bodies, our thanksgiving, our worship, our praise, and our substance. All of these are gathered back up into, made acceptable by, and united with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Eucharist. The altar is also symbolic of the cross and the empty tomb, the greatest symbols of our faith.