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Holy Communion

In accordance with God's Word and sound Lutheran practice, we observe “closed” Communion, that is, we admit to the Lord's Table only those who are members of our “communion” or fellowship. This is not ecclesiastical snobbery or arbitrary exclusivity, but it expresses what the Bible itself teaches about the nature, purpose, and proper use of the Lord's Supper.

The sacrifice of Christ's body and blood on the tree of the cross was intended for all mankind as payment-in-full for their sins (Isaiah 53:4-12; II Corinthians 5:15; I John 2:2); and in view of His perfect, all-sufficient vicarious atonement, God reconciled the world unto Himself, not charging men's sins against them but forgiving even the ungodly (Romans 4:5) and declaring them righteous in His sight (II Corinthians 5:19). All who cling in faith to this accomplished fact have for their very own the forgiveness and righteousness which Christ purchased and won for them.

Holy Communion

However, the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is NOT intended for all, for St. Paul expressly states that unworthy communicants partake of the Lord's body and blood to their damnation (I Corinthians 11:27-29).Therefore we do not admit to the Lord's Table those who are known to be ungodly and impenitent, those who have given offense and have not removed it, those who are unable to examine themselves (such as young children and adults who have not been sufficiently instructed, unconscious persons, and those who by virtue of infirmity cannot truly examine themselves and discern the Lord's body), and those of a different faith, since participation in the Lord's Supper is a testimony of unity in faith and profession (I Corinthians 10:17; Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 1:10; Romans 16:17). If you have questions about this truly Scriptural practice, please contact our pastor for further explanation.  

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All Quotes of the Holy Scriptures are from the King James Version of The Holy Bible.

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Church: (517) 787-1411 • Parsonage: (517) 750-3946
Pastor's Email: rmahan1952@att.net
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