Holy Communion

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is offered in the early service the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month, and during the late service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday. The Sacrament is offered at every Monday evening service.

Fellowship at the Altar presupposes oneness in faith in Jesus Christ and oneness in doctrine. The Bible teaches that the Body and Blood of Christ are present in, with, and under the bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper, when the words of institution from the Bible are spoken during the service. God forgives the sins of all who eat and drink the Body and Blood of Christ when they trust in Christ as their Lord and Savior, when they repent of their sins and seek to live a new life of obedience to Christ, when they forgive their neighbor, and when they recognize the presence of Christ’s Body and Blood in His Supper (Matt. 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19, 1 Cor. 10:16, 1 Cor. 11:23-27).

We cordially invite only those visitors in good standing with LCMS, ELS, and WELS congregations to join with us in the reception of the Lord’s Supper. As a visitor, please state your desire to receive the Lord’s Supper to the pastor or an elder before the service. We ask all those communing to please fill out a card found in the pew and hand it to an usher when you come forward for Communion.

As an aid in preparation for receiving the Sacrament, we are providing a link to Dr. Luther’s Christian Questions with Their Answers, from the Small Catechism. These questions and answers help those wishing to attend the Lord’s Supper to examine themselves beforehand for a proper understanding of Communion.

Here is an article on the Greek word diatheke (“covenant” or “testament”) and how it should be translated. Interesting reading on the biblical understanding of what the Lord’s Supper is and is not.