As part of our Good Friday services online, Pastor Jesse will be leading our church through a time of communion for you and those in your home.
Communion (the Lord’s Supper) is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine/juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Instead, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, join us online to remember his GREAT sacrifice. If you are not in the place where you consider Christ your Savior then sit back and enjoy the service like usual. Lastly, if you don’t have the elements ready, come back at a later time with the items and follow along by watching the service replay on our website.
HOW TO TAKE COMMUNION WITH US ONLINE
Here are a few tips that will help you be prepared to take communion as part of our online services:
1) Purchase Grape Juice
If you do not have grape juice available, feel free to substitute another juice.
2) Purchase Bread or Baked Crackers
Any bread will work. However, unleavened bread is the best expression of the “bread” element. Unleavened bread is a bread baked without a rising agent (most large grocery stores stock unleavened bread), but you can select any bread or cracker of your choice.
3) Be Ready at Home with Your Elements
Pastor Jesse will direct you through correctly receiving communion. All you need to do is follow along online individually or with those in your home.
RESOURCE ON COMMUNION FOR ELEMENTARY AGE PARENTS
Our Next Gen team has provided some helpful tips on taking communion at home with elementary age kids: