Regarding Holy Communion:
The Lord’s Supper . . . Is celebrated each Sunday at all services. As Lutheran Christians, in the “Real Presence” of Christ’s body and blood in the Sacrament of Holy Communion through which we receive God’s blessing of forgiveness of sins and strengthening of faith. Jesus says, “Take and eat; this is my body . . . Drink from it all of you; This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28) St. Paul writes. “. . . Anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.” (1 Cor. 11:29)
Many today believe only in a symbolic presence of Jesus in the bread and wine. We believe Jesus gives us His true body and blood along with the bread and wine in Holy Communion. His body and blood are truly present in this Sacrament You are invited to celebrate the Lord’s Supper with us if you:
Believe Jesus Christ alone is your Savior who lived, died, and rose again for you.
Are genuinely sorry for your sins, are willing to forgive those who have sinned against you, and desire to turn from your sin and live each new day in Christ with a readiness to forgive those who sin against you.
Believe in His real presence in the Sacrament which gives you forgiveness of sins and strengthens your faith.
Anyone who is not yet instructed, in doubt, or who holds a confession differing from that of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and yet desires to receive the Sacrament, is asked to first speak with the pastor or an elder. Children who have not yet been instructed in the reception of the Lord’s Supper are encouraged to come forward for a blessing.
Grape juice is available during communion for those who are not able to have alcohol. There are several individual cups in the center of the communion trays that have nearly clear grape juice in them. Simply choose one of those cups when the communion tray is offered. We also have gluten free wafers available. Please let the communion server know that you require the gluten free wafer.