- Category: Worship
- Published on Thursday, 04 August 2011 01:06
- Written by Cindy Hatlevik
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Holy Communion, also called The Lord’s Supper, is celebrated the 1st and 3rd Sundays and on special days like Christmas Day and Ash Wednesday. All are welcome to the Lord’s Table even children who would participate at their parent's discretion. You don't need to belong to Mindekirken or another ELCA congregation to receive Holy Communion at our church. If you haven’t yet been baptized or just want to receive a blessing, you may leave your hands folded or at your sides.
If you would like to partake in the sacrament please proceed out of your pew to the front of the church and pick up a communion cup from the communion table. Grape juice and wine are both served. If you prefer grape juice, pick up a purple plastic cup.
Parents of infants and small children are encouraged to bring them to the altar for a blessing.
If you wish to take communion but are unable to walk to the front of the church, just notify the usher. The pastor and the communion helper will bring the bread and wine to you at your seat.
Occasionally and on days when a large attendance is expected Holy Communion may be served by intinction. At those times you will come forward and receive the bread which you will dip in a communion chalice filled with wine or grape juice before proceeding back to your pew.
If you have questions about Communion, please contact the pastor.