Holy Communion

Holy Communion is a token meal that reminds Christians to look in 3 directions:

  1. To look back to Jesus’ death and resurrection for us, giving thanks to God that Jesus died so that we might be forgiven and live
  2. To look forward to Jesus’ return to earth
  3. To look around at our church family and celebrate the unity we share through our trust in Jesus

Holy Communion is modeled on the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples (the Last Supper), which you can read about in the Bible at Luke 22:7-22.

Who may participate?
Everyone who calls Jesus their Lord and Saviour. That is, if you are trusting in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins, Jesus is your saviour. And if you are striving to structure your life’s priorities around the priorities Jesus spells out in the Bible, then Jesus is your Lord.

How do we do it?
When we share in Communion together, we look back, look forward, and we look around. We look back to remember Jesus’ death for our sins and his resurrection to new life, we look forward to his coming again to take us to be with him forever, and we look around to remind ourselves that all who trust in Christ are united in him.

After a reminder is given of these things in the service, whilst you remain seated, trays of individual cups of grape juice and plates of pieces of bread are handed around the congregation. We encourage you to take this opportunity to do business with God in the quietness of your own heart.

If your trust is in Jesus, we invite you to take a piece of bread and a cup of juice and place them on the shelf in front of your seat and wait until all have been served. Then we eat and drink together recalling that Jesus death and resurrection is for us, and that we are united with each other in him.

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