Communion

Communion

If you are in need of communion elements, we will provide them on Sunday, July 5, during the morning service or you can pick up them up at the South entrance from 12-1 pm.

What is Communion?

Communion (also known as “The Lord’s Supper” or “The Lord’s Table”) is our regular opportunity as the church to remember Jesus Christ’s death for our sins on the cross. Communion is a time for examination (because of our sin) and celebration (because of the forgiveness Christ offers). Through the simple elements of bread and the cup, Jesus gives us a physical reminder of the spiritual reality of His forgiveness and grace.

Who Can Celebrate Communion?

Any person who has trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior is invited to practice Communion. The early Church gathered regularly to celebrate and remember Christ’s death both as an entire body as well as in their households (Acts 2:46). Therefore, we encourage any household where Jesus Christ is professed to practice communion.

If you have not trusted in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can do so today - right now in fact! You simply need to acknowledge that you are a sinner in need of salvation and forgiveness. Jesus is the Son of God who has died for your sins on the cross - paying a debt you could never pay. And Jesus was also raised from the dead - granting eternal life to all who believe in Him and what He has done on our behalf. Once you place your faith in Jesus, He grants you a new identity (2 Corinthians 5:17) a new purpose (1 Peter 2;9), and a new family (Ephesians 2;19), known as the church.

If you have any questions about what it means to trust Jesus as your Savior, please contact Hunter Ruch, one of our Associate Pastors at .

What Do I Need to Celebrate Communion?

Jesus used a simple loaf of unleavened bread (i.e. bread without yeast) and a common cup of wine when sharing the Last Supper with His disciples (Mark 14:22-25). At the Chapel, we use a simple bread recipe as well as grape juice to emulate the elements Jesus first used. We encourage you to use any loaf of bread as well as grape juice (or similar equivalent) when you celebrate communion from your home.

Questions for Examination

You will be instructed throughout the live broadcast of our Communion service, and during that time, the pastor will lead us through the following questions of examination as we prepare to take the bread and cup together:

  • Do I believe that Jesus is Lord and do I joyously affirm the truth of His resurrection?
  • How have I failed to trust God this week?
  • How have I failed to love God with my whole heart this week?
  • How have I failed to love others this week? Spouse? Children? Neighbors? Friends?
  • Do I believe that Jesus forgives me, restores me, and calls me to follow Him?

Final Thoughts

The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:26, “As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” While we will not all be gathering in the same physical space, we are excited that we can still participate in Communion and proclaim Christ’s death “together” as one body. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at .