Jesus realizes that we are forgetful human beings so he instituted a common practice for his followers that would remind them of who He was and what He had done. Paul speaks of this in the verses below. Remembering what Christ did brings it to life in us and encourages us to live in the grace He has provided.
The Bible also teaches that when we take communion we are somehow experiencing the presence of Christ. The nature of this presence is one of the many mysteries in the Christian faith. In some manner, Christ is participating with us as we celebrate communion.
Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ alone for salvation is welcome to participate in the Lord’s Supper (communion), regardless of your church affiliation. As we do, may we remember that true life is only found in Jesus.
On the first Sunday (and some other special services) of the month, we share communion together. After taking communion, we get up and gather hands and sing the first verse of The Tie that Binds (lyrics below).
On each communion Sunday, there is a basket at the back of the sanctuary for benevolence offerings. The Caring Committee uses these funds to fill needs as they become known. Due to the economy, with loss of jobs, the need has remained greater.
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in rememberance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25