I tend to think that a church pot-luck dinner with a few prayers and hymns sung at the same time is far closer to what the early church did re: the Lord’s Supper, as opposed to current practices involving a 5 minute guilt-trip sermonette, a crumb of bread, and a drop of sour grape juice. Rob Jewett wrote: “The purely symbolic meal of modern Christianity, restricted to a bit of bread and a sip of wine or juice, is tacitly presupposed for the early church, an assumption so preposterous that it is never articulated or acknowledged.”  Bo Reicke showed that the early Eucharistic meals took in the context of a common meal shared by a broad stream of early Christianity through the fourth century (see Jude 12, Ign. Smyr. 8.2 on â€œlove feastsâ€) .
 Robert Jewett, â€œTenement Churches and Pauline Love Feasts,â€ Quarterly Review 14 (1994): 44.
 Bo Reicke, Agapenfeier, 21-149.
What do you think? Should the “Lord’s Supper” be a true meal, or is the snack enough?