ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Paul F. Rack will preach on how breaking bread was characteristic of Jesus' ministry during the Sunday service at the First Presbyterian Church.

All area residents are invited to attend.

The pastor's sermon is entitled "Knowing and Breaking," is based on Luke 24:13-35 and will be presented during the 11 a.m. service at the 127-year-old church at Third and East Highland avenues.

Refreshments will be served both before and after both services.

"The story of two of Jesus’ disciples walking home on Easter, who are met by a stranger who turns out to be Jesus, shows us what it takes to see Christ among us even now," according to Rack. "He becomes known to them when he breaks the bread.

"Clearly, breaking bread was something characteristic of Jesus’ ministry. This simple act grew into the Sacrament by which Christians still bear witness to and participate in him. There is a lot of breaking open that this represents: our hearts in love, and our minds in wisdom.

"The breaking of the bread represents the breaking open of our own consciousness to reveal who and whose we truly are as children of God."

The David Nunez-directed adult choir will perform special music during the service.