In the Lordís Supper, Jesus gives us his true body and blood (in a miraculous way) together with the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our faith. Knowing this, at Good Shepherd we celebrate the Lordís Supper every weekend in the 10:30 service. We also celebrate the Lordís Supper at all other services on the first, third and fifth weekends of the month, and at all major festivals such as Christmas and Easter.
Because the Bible teaches this Sacrament may also be spiritually harmful if misused, and that participation in the Lordís Supper is an act of confession of faith, the LCMS ordinarily only communes those who have been instructed in the teachings of our church and have confessed their faith in these teachings. Those who are in doubt or hold a different confession than that of Good Shepherd and the Lutheran Church Ė Missouri Synod, are asked to speak with the pastor prior to communing.
Children who have not been confirmed are invited to the Lordís Table to receive a blessing from the pastor.
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