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Holy Communion

The TRUE Blood of Christ, Shed FOR YOU

The Lord's Supper has been at the the very center of Christian worship since the earliest days of the church, and it's no different for us. This is with good reason, as it was with none other than this very act with which Christ instituted his new testament. Long before Christians were even able to own a copy of the scriptures, they were meeting to receive this gift of Christ's body and blood.

We take Jesus at his words that in this bread and wine we are given the actual body and blood of our Lord. We don't try to explain the how, but rather receive this amazing gift, binding us as it were to Him in the forgiveness offered in the words "given and shed for you".

Scriptures on The Lord's Supper

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Holy Communion is not a ritual for the morally worthy. It is not reward for those who feel they have earned their way into God's favor. It is for those who know they don't measure up and need Jesus to save them. This continual forgiveness is given to us because there is no week we can come before God and claim we have loved him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. 

Here at Rock of Ages we practice close communion. Those who believe that in communion you are receiving the actual body and blood of our Lord, for the forgiveness of sins are welcome. However, given the warnings attached to the misuse of the sacrament, we would simply that you speak with our pastor or one of our elders before receiving communion at Rock of Ages. Feel free to just speak to us before a service, or contact us.

Holy Communion is offered during worship services falling on the 1st, 3rd and 5th weeks of the month.

If you are unable to attend our services to any circumstance, and wish to receive communion - please contact us. We will make arrangements to come to you.

That's fine. There is no need to feel compelled to come forward during this portion of our worship. You may remain in your seat, or come to the alter and fold your hands over your chest. This will indicate to our pastor you do not wish to receive communion, and he will give you a blessing instead. 

Children are welcome to come to the alter with you during this portion of our service. Our pastor will bless them in their baptism. 

One of our great church traditions for teens is confirmation. Confirmation is just a catechism class in the basics of the Christian faith. As teens confess they agree with what Scripture says, they are welcomed into the life of the church, including communion.