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The Lord’s Supper

If you have surrendered your life to Jesus, you are invited to take The Lord’s Supper – or Communion.

Jesus never asked His disciples to remember His birth, but He did instruct them to remember His death and resurrection. The Lord’s Supper was designed for this very purpose. Like baptism, it is an object lesson that helps us focus our attention on the grandeur of our salvation and center our faith in the Lord of our salvation. Because it is a family meal, the Lord’s Supper also reflects our connection to our Christian brothers and sisters around the world.

At least once a month, we observe the Lord’s Supper during the weekend services. Watch this video from Pastor Vicky to learn what to expect.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Lord’s Supper

What is the Lord’s Supper?

  1. It is a simple meal, not an elaborate ceremony. 1 Corinthians 11:23 (NLT)
  2. It is a reminder of what Christ did. 1 Corinthians 11:24 (NLT)
  3. It is a symbolic meal. 1 Corinthians 11:25 (NLT)
  4. It is a statement of faith. 1 Corinthians 11:26 (NLT)

Who should take the Lord’s Supper?

Only those who have surrendered their lives to Christ and are prepared to participate. 1 Corinthians 11:29 (NLT)

How do I prepare myself for the Lord’s Supper?

  1. By examining my life before God 1 Corinthians 11:27-31 (NLT)
  2. By confessing my sins to God 1 John 1:9 (NLT)
  3. By recommitting my life to God Romans 12:1 (NLT)
  4. By restoring my relationship with others Matthew 5:23,24 (NLT)

How often should we observe the Lord’s Supper?

Scripture does not tell us. Some churches do it weekly, others quarterly. Here at Walnut Hill, we have chosen to observe it at least monthly in our weekend services.

What if I have a gluten allergy?

We serve wheat crackers and grape juice during the Lord’s Supper. If you have a true medical condition that prevents you from eating gluten, please indicate your needs when prompted by the ushers in the service and a gluten-free option will be provided. You may review the nutritional information of the crackers here.

Do you have more questions?

Would you like to learn more about the Lord’s Supper and its significance to Christians? Are you ready to explore baptism? We are here to help. Please contact Pastor Vicky at vkowarick@walnuthillcc.org or call the church office at 203-796-7373.