Holy Communion

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is offered in every Sunday morning and Monday evening service. Please note our close communion practice.

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).

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.