Holy Communion

 

What is Holy Communion?

Holy Communion is one of two sacraments* for Lutherans, the other being Baptism.  In Holy Communion, also called the Eucharist (from the Greek word for “thanksgiving.”), Lutherans recall the saving acts of God through Word, bread and wine, and are connected with Christ and with Christians of all times and places. In this sacrament we are fed with the Body and Blood of Christ.

 

*A sacrament is the physical sign of an unseen promise.  Sacraments are rites of the church that convey God’s forgiveness, life and salvation through words and physical means. Lutherans celebrate the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

 

 

Can I participate in Communion if I am not a member of St. Paul's?

Yes!  All who believe that Christ is truly present in the bread and wine of Holy Communion are invited to join us at the Lord's Table.  We believe that denominational differences disappear at the Lord's Table.  Whether Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, or no denomination in particular, the one bread and one cup we share reminds us that our unity is found in the mercy of Jesus Christ.  We are united in our need for forgiveness and in the grace given to us through the meal.

 

 

How old do my children need to be to receive Holy Communion?
At St. Paul's, we don't have a certain age requirement in order to receive Holy Communion.  At least once a year we hold a Holy Communion class for children and adults interested in learning more about the Lord's Supper.  After attending the class, the children will then receive Holy Communion together during a worship service.  We invite children of any age are welcome to attend the class and commune at St. Paul's.  We leave it up to you, as parents, to decide when your child is ready to receive Holy Communion.

 

 

Caring Christians - bringing the Lord's Supper to you!

We have a great group of members who volunteer their time to deliver communion to our home bound members and others who are not able to make it to worship.  If you would like to be a member of this group and help deliver communion, please contact the church office. 

 

Also, if you or anyone you know would like to receive communion at your home or during a stay in the hospital, please contact the church office.

October 20, 2017

- Worship Services -


Sundays

8:00 am Worship

9:00 am Fellowship

9:00 am Sunday School

10:15 am Worship

 

Wednesdays

6:00 pm Worship

(Wednesday worship services are a shorter version of the previous Sunday's service)

 

 

About St. Paul's

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What's happening at St. Paul's?

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Serving Others!

Have a desire to help out at St. Paul's, in the community or across the world?  Click here to learn about the opportunities to serve. 

 

What is the ELCA?

Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the history of this wonderful organization on our The ELCA page.

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