Sep 4, 2008

How often do you celebrate the Lord's Supper?

Christ Lutheran Vail joyfully celebrates the Lord ‚¬ „¢s Supper on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. In this meal we joyfully confess that our Lord feeds us with His very body and blood for our forgiveness. Please use these statements for your own self-examination in preparation for communion.

 

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES

The apostle Paul wrote, ‚¬Å“Everyone should examine himself first, and then eat of the bread and drink from the cup. ‚¬  (1 Corinthians 11:28)

  1. I am a baptized child of God who is sorry for my sins and admits my need for forgiveness before God. (1 John 1:9)
  2. I believe that my sins are forgiven because Jesus Christ has paid the penalty for them with His suffering and death on the cross. (Romans 5:9-11)
  3. I believe that as I receive the bread and wine of this sacred meal, that I also receive the true body and blood of Christ, through which I receive the full forgiveness of my sins in this sacrament. (Matthew 26:26-28)
  4. As I receive forgiveness, I recognize that God is calling me to change my sinful ways and live in a way that pleases Him. (Romans 12:2)
  5. I understand that the Lord ‚¬ „¢s Supper is for those who have been instructed in its meaning and power, and join in this joyful confession. (I Corinthians 11:27-29)

COMMUNION DIRECTIONS The ushers will direct you to the front of the church in two aisles. When you are directed by the ushers, form a line in front of the congregation. You may immediately eat the bread as it is given to you. You have two options for the wine. You may take a small cup of wine from the tray or you may drink from the common cup. Once the table has communed, you will be dismissed. Please deposit the empty cup with the acolyte in the basket at the end of the line.

 

(The white communion wine is non-alcoholic.)