The heart attitude to receive the Lord’s Supper is an admittance that we need God’s daily forgiveness, we are sorry for our sins and seek God’s forgiveness, and we believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Lord’s Supper. Who receives this sacrament worthily? Martin Luther put it well when he said: “Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: ‘Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.’" Martin LutherIf you have doubts or concerns about your own faith or do not understand our beliefs about the Lord’s Supper, please contact Pastor Duncan or one of the Elders, who would be happy to help you understand the meaning of the Lord’s Supper.
At Living Word, serve communion during Living Heritage on the first and third Sundays and during Modern Praise on the second and fourth Sundays.
Please use the lighter liquid located in the inner ring of the communion tray if having wine with alcohol would cause a stumbling block. We also have gluten-free bread available.
We distribute the Lord’s Supper starting in the center of the altar steps and moving outward. The bread, individual cups and common cup will be offered on both sides. Ushers will direct those who will be communing to the altar steps, starting from the outer sections of seats. Two rows of people will be at the altar—the first communing and the second praying for those communing. After the front row communes, they will switch places with those behind them and pray for them as they commune.