BRIEF CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION – INFO & INSTRUCTIONS
Arrive at church a few minutes before your scheduled time. For the protection of yourself and others, wear a mask at all times except when it must be removed to partake in the communion elements. The celebration will be brief, about 10 minutes in length.
Enter through the main front doors. Atop tables to the side will be small chalices with seals on both the top and bottom. These chalices contain the elements of Holy Communion, including options for gluten-free wafers and grape juice. They will be marked and appropriately spaced apart. Select your preferred combination and move toward the sanctuary doors.
You will be directed by an usher to safely distanced seating in the sanctuary. When all have gathered, the pastor will lead a brief celebration of Holy Communion, including confession and absolution, the reading of scripture, prayers, and the words of institution.
When the time comes to receive the Lord’s Supper, pick up the chalice, turn it upside down, peel off the seal, place the seal on the table and the consecrated bread into your hand, and “take and eat” as the words are spoken. Then turn the chalice right side up, peel the seal from the top, place it on the table, and receive the consecrated wine or grape juice. Following the final blessing, wait for dismissal. Place your empty chalice in the receptacle at the rear of the sanctuary as you exit.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- Requests for gluten free bread and/or grape juice may be made during online registration.
- We welcome you to greet others as you are able, but please do so outdoors with masks and safe distancing.