Sacraments: Lord's Supper; Baptism

What do we believe about the Lord’s Supper?

We believe in Jesus and His Word when He says, “This is My Body” and “This is My Blood given and shed for you for the forgiveness of your sins.”  We believe that we receive the true body and blood of Jesus in, with, and under the bread and wine when we eat the bread and drink the wine of the Lord’s Supper.  

Jesus also says, “Do this in remembrance of me.”  As we partake of His Body and Blood, we are proclaiming the Lord's death and resurrection as we await His 2nd coming.
 
In Holy Communion we acknowledge God's gift of forgiveness and strength. Before we approach God's table we:

  • Repent of all our sins.
  • Trust in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for forgiveness and eternal life.
  • Recognize that we receive Christ's true body and blood with the bread and wine.
  • Dedicate our lives to Jesus Christ through regular worship, witness, and service.


 What is Baptism?

Baptism is a gift of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in which He gives us faith in Him.  He connects the baptized to the benefits of Jesus’ perfect life, sacrificial death on the cross and victorious resurrection. He calls the baptized by name and says, “You are mine!”  He gifts us with forgiveness, abundant life, and the promise of paradise in heaven.  And, He promises to be with us; not against us, but present and on our side now and forever.