John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner.
His fourth theme is that the Table is — and is not just a symbol of — our interactive relationship with one another. We gather together. We worship together. We partake together. We rejoice together.
The Table is not for individualists; yes, we enter into its mysteries as persons but we do as the Body of Christ and not just as individual believers.
There is no reason why the Table needs to be exclusively silent. It is to be a time for witness, for testimony, for sharing, for prayer, for confession, and for praise to God — together.