Communion

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is the celebration of the joyful feast of God’s people. As Scripture says, “They will come from east and west and from north and south to sit at table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29).

The Lord’s Supper is the sign and seal of eating and drinking in communion with the crucified and risen Lord. During his earthly ministry, Jesus shared meals with his followers as a sign of community and acceptance and as an occasion for his own ministry.

In his last meal before his death, Jesus took and shared with his disciples the bread and wine, speaking of them as his body and blood, signs of the new covenant. On the day of his resurrection, the risen Christ made himself known to his followers in the breaking bread. The apostle Paul delivered to the Church the tradition he had received from the risen Lord, who commanded his followers to share the bread and cup as a remembrance and a showing forth of his death until he comes.

Participating in Communion
You need not to be a member of First Presbyterian to receive Communion at our services. All Christians are welcome! Baptized children of believers are also welcome to receive Communion at the discretion of their parents.