The Sacrament of Holy Communion
  The Understanding and Practice  

Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust in His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us. We believe in the “real presence” of Christ in this Sacrament, that is, we confess that Christ’s true body and blood are received by the communicants in and with the bread and wine.

The apostle Paul writes “...whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 11:27-28).

In order to be responsible in sharing God’s gift of Christ and His forgiveness in this Sacrament, we invite members of Lutheran congregations in fellowship with the LCMS to partake. Before communing for the first time, please speak with the Pastor. Those not communing are warmly invited to come forward to receive a special blessing.

Those who wish to join this family of believers are invited to speak with the Pastor regarding adult instruction or completing our youth confirmation program.