A Statement of Our Communion Practice

Communing at Trinity Lutheran Church Altar

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated and offered here every Lord’s day!

Guests wishing to join our confession and receive this Holy Sacrament now, and in the future, are asked to meet with the pastor before communing.

Because we consider communing at this altar a public declaration of fellowship in what our church believes, teaches, and confesses, we welcome to commune those who:

  • are baptized into the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19);
  • confess Jesus Christ as their personal Savior from sin;
  • discern the Lord’s Body and Blood as truly present, together with the bread and wine (1 Corinthians 11:29), as taught by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Luther’s Small Catechism;
  • examine themselves and repent, as instructed in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 11:28);
  • believe in the words of Jesus, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:28)

If this is not your confession, or you’re seeking a church home and wish to learn more about Trinity, our pastor will gladly meet with you after the service.  In the meantime, we welcome you forward for a blessing during the distribution. Simply come forward and, when kneeling, cross your arms over your chest, indicating that you’d like to receive a blessing.

As you commune, select either the individual cup or the common chalice. Communicants who cannot easily come to the altar will be communed in the pew. Please notify an usher or the pastor beforehand if you need such assistance.

To help prepare yourself to receive the Lord’s Body and Blood, you may read “Christian Questions with Their Answers” found on pages 329 and 330 of the Lutheran Service Book hymnal.