The Sacrament of Holy Communion

The sacrament is the Lord’s Supper, not ours.  Our commitment to God’s Word and our love and concern for all, leads us to practice close communion.

One should be properly instructed before receiving this sacrament.  If you desire to commune with us, we ask that you…

 

  • Have been instructed in the faith as expressed in the Bible and summarized in Luther’s Small Catechism;

  • Be in confessional agreement with the teachings of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod;

  • Believe that you are a sinful human being without hope of eternal life except for God’s mercy in Christ;

  • Believe that Jesus is true God and man, your personal Savior;

  • Believe in the real presence – that with the bread and wine you receive the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus for forgiveness of sin, life and salvation;

  • Repent of your sin;

  • Are willing to forgive others;

  • Do not hold membership in a lodge or group whose teachings are contrary to those of this church;

  • Intend to grow, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in a more committed life with Jesus and His Church.

If you have any questions or have not communed before, please visit with an elder or the pastor.