Pastor's Communion Policy

Close(d) Communion - Your participation in the Lord's Supper is a witness that you repent of your sins, believe in Jesus for forgiveness and desire to amend your sinful life. It is also a witness that you believe in the Real Presence of Jesus' body and blood in the Sacrament and are a member in good standing and in full agreement with all the teachings of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As this heavenly food can be taken to one's judgment (1Co. 11:28-30) and as the common reception of this food is a confession of doctrinal oneness (Acts 2:42), our congregations of the LCMS practice close(d) communion. If you are a Christian from another denomination, please contact the Pastor before communing. If we cannot offer you the Sacrement, we are not judging your personal faith. We are simply recognizing the reality that there is not at this time doctrinal agreement between our respective church bodies. Please respect our position of love in this matter of pastoral care.

 

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