Holy Communion is the second Sacrament of the church. On the night he was betrayed, Jesus ate a last supper with his disciples and instituted this Sacrament of eating bread and drinking wine together. Jesus said, “this bread is my body, given for you for the forgiveness of sins. And this cup of wine is my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”We believe that when we receive the bread and wine, we receive Jesus himself as well as this promise of forgiveness and belonging in the community of faith.
We welcome all baptized Christians to God’s table when we celebrate Holy Communion. Children who have not yet received instruction for Holy Communion are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing. First Communion instruction is generally offered once a year for children and adults, but usually takes place during the 5th grade year. If you have questions about receiving communion, instruction, or its theology, please talk to Pastor Ben.