Northminster Presbyterian Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Caring for all with God's Love and Grace
Communion is one of the two sacraments that Presbyterians recognize and practice. Communion is also known as the Lord's Supper, or the Eucharist, and commemorates the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his death on the cross, and eventual resurrection on Easter.
In his letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul wrote, "For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."
For us Presbyterians, communion is a service of remembrance. The bread is bread, and the juice is juice. At Northminster Presbyterian Church, we use grape juice instead of wine, and all are welcome to join us! You don't need to be a member of Northminster church, or a Presbyterian. Come and join us on the first Sunday of every month as we remember and celebrate what our Lord Jesus did for us!