Paul’s discussion of the church gathering begins with the reference to the Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11:17–34. He continues to discuss the church gathering in chapters 12 and 14. It is logical to assume that it was the same gathering and that the “worship service” began with the meal and continued at the table. This is supported by the further assumption that they met in a home and, therefore, would most likely have begun and continued the meeting in the dining room. For further discussion of this point, see Smith, From Symposium to Eucharist, pp. 179–180, 200–207.