Contact the pastor with any questions or concerns regarding your participation in this supper.
THE LORD'S SUPPER is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, according to the Bible, Christ feeds us not only bread and wine but His real presence, the very body and blood, given and shed for our forgiveness.
Paul writes, "Let a man examine himself and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself." (1 Cor.11:27-32)
Out of loving concern for all communicants, abiding faithfully to this understanding of God's Word, we request that those who commune here:
Be baptized Christians who hold unwaveringly to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the only true God and to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the only Savior of the world.
Have received specific instruction on the meaning/significance of the Lord's Supper, according to Scripture.
Trust God's Word, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as God in Christ has forgiven us. Repentance includes disassociation with any organization which denies the Trinity and/or Jesus Christ as true God.
Have faith in the Savior's words, "Given and shed for You!"
Profess the "real presence" of Christ in the partaking of the bread and wine. Our understanding is that the focus of the Lord's Table lies not in our approach to God nor in a re-sacrificing for sin, but rather in Christ, who sacrificed Himself once and for all, coming to us by promise, strengthening our faith in the assurance of forgiveness, life and salvation. (1 Cor. 10:16)
Recognize that participation at the Lord's table here provides a public testimony in agreement with our understanding of this Sacrament. Because those who eat and drink the Lord's Supper unworthily do so to their great harm (1 Cor. 11:27-32), anyone who holds to a confession differing from the above is asked to refrain from partaking until a further study of Scripture can be provided. Typically, children in 6th-8th grade are instructed through confirmation classes.