WHY WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION
We celebrate God's presence and feel nurtured when we participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion. The bread and cup of wine or grape juice are symbols of the Lord's Supper or Communion. The loaf of bread symbolizes the one body of Christ from which we are all fed. The cup of wine or grape juice symbolizes the blood of Christ that gives us new life.
Luke 22:19-20 (NIV)
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."
Communion is served four times a year as part of our regular service. All baptized Christians regardless of church background are welcome to take Communion. An elder will distribute the bread by bringing the plate to each pew. Each person takes a piece and holds onto it until everyone has been served, and everyone eats together. This procedure is repeated with the distribution of the grape juice.
Communion Dates for 2021