Holy Communion is a precious gift of God in which Christ gives us His true body and blood (in a miraculous way), together with the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. This gift from Jesus Himself is for the baptized, believing follower of our Lord who: confesses Jesus as Lord and Savior, understands that our Lord is truly present in the Sacrament, and is striving for a life of sacrificial discipleship.
We at Zion desire to hold this special gift up to the highest level of respect possible. Because of the mobility of people in today's world there are many opportunities to have guests and visitors in our congregation on any given Sunday. Some of those visitors will be seasoned Christians who have grown up in the church and understand the great depth in the historic Christian faith. Other visitors may be first timers who have never before set foot in a Christian church.
We ask all those attending this Holy Meal to examine themselves before communing by asking the following questions:
1.) Do I acknowledge that I am a sinner?
2.) Do I believe that Jesus is my personal Savior?
3.) Do I recognize the true body and blood of Jesus, present in and with the bread and wine, given and shed for me?
4.) Do I believe that through this meal God will strengthen my faith to amend my life?
If you are unsure of what has been stated here, or if you have not been baptized or instructed to receive this sacrament, or if you are unable to answer yes to any of these questions please speak with the pastor before communing. For more information please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a brochure with details regarding Holy Communion.