THE LORD’S SUPPER: Communion Practice
COMMUNION PRACTICE: We are delighted to have you join us on the Lord’s Day. If you wish to receive Holy Communion, please know that we desire that for you as well. The Lord’s Supper is offered to our communicant members. It is also offered to those in good standing of congregations in full altar and pulpit fellowship with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LC-MS).* Because we believe teach and confess that Holy Communion is such a big step, we ask that you visit with the pastor first to introduce your self to him and to tell him the name of your home LCMS congregation. This is born out of our desire to be faithful to the Word of God (I Corinthians 11:23-32)** and out of Christian love for you. We ask all in attendance to, please honor our practice. If you are not a member of a LC-MS congregation, we ask that you contact the Pastor for information regarding our Communion practice and other Lutheran teachings and practices. *Sadly, the ELCA and LCMS are not in altar and pulpit fellowship.
The Divine (Communion) Service is celebrated each Sunday.
**1 Cor. 11:23-32 (ESV)
23For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 27Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.