All baptized persons are invited to celebrate and receive the bread and the wine. Communion deacon service is available for those unable to attend on-site worship.
Holy Communion is Offered:
- Faith Lutheran:
- 8:30AM — Every Sunday
- 5:00PM and 11:00AM (summer 10:30AM) — 1st weekend of the month
- Journey In Faith
- 10:00AM — 1st and 4th Sundays
All worship services that offer communion serve only nonalcoholic grape juice and offer non-gluten wafers.
All who believe in Jesus Christ are welcome to receive the gift of Holy Communion. You do not need to be a member of Faith † Journey Lutheran Church. Children are welcome to come forward to the altar either to receive communion (at the parent’s discretion) or a blessing. We ask that those coming forward for a blessing cross their arms over their chest to indicate they are not receiving communion. For those unable to attend worship, Holy Communion can be brought to the individual – please contact Brenda Jo Gillund.
All who believe in Jesus Christ are welcome to receive the gift of Holy Communion.
Lutherans have two Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion. Lutherans use the term “sacrament” to describe two parts of Christian life and worship where an earthly element or sign is linked with God’s word and commanded by Jesus Christ. The Sacrament of Baptism initiates our life in Christ while the Sacrament of Holy Communion sustains that life. For Lutherans, these are rituals of worship, but each also shapes broader understanding and daily living.
In Holy Communion the outward signs of the sacrament are simple earthly elements: bread and wine. Yet, together with the spoken promise of God these elements convey the presence of Jesus Christ to the assembly of believers. Martin Luther said that Jesus is present “in, with, and under” the bread and wine. We believe this because Jesus says it is so (Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19-20) even when we cannot fully explain how it happens. The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated within the assembled community at worship.
As Lutherans we believe that Jesus is truly present in the body and blood. Jesus died for you and the gift of forgiveness, love and grace is given freely “for you” as you receive it. Come as you are. Jesus accepts you right where you are in life and loves you for who you are, for you are a child of God and were created by God. The emphasis is on God’s action rather than the strength of our faith.
The variety of names Lutherans use for Holy Communion demonstrates the many facets of our understanding about God’s action in the sacrament. Those names may include: The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, Eucharist or The Meal. The practices surrounding Holy Communion throughout the Lutheran Church also vary in different congregations. Variations can be seen in distribution patterns, type of bread, color of wine, age of communicants, means by which the sacrament is provided for those who are absent, and more. We use non-alcoholic wine and non-gluten wafers are available.