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Holy Communion

For us Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, is an experience of God's grace. God's unconditional love makes the table of God's grace accessible to all. Anyone who comes to the table is welcomed. We use unfermented grape juice instead of alcoholic wine, leavened yeast bread, and a gluten free option.

Holy Communion is an instrumental Means of Grace through which the real presence of Christ is communicated to the believer. Exactly how remains a mystery. Holy Communion is more than remembrance, or intellectual recalling. It becomes a re-presentation of past gracious acts of God in the present, powerful enough to make them truly present now. Christ is risen and is alive here and now, not just remembered for what was done in the past.

Through Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, God meets us at the Table. God, who has given the sacraments to the church, acts in and through Holy Communion. Christ is present through the community gathered in Jesus' name (Matthew 18:20), through the Word proclaimed and enacted, and through the elements of bread and wine shared (1 Corinthians 11:23–26). The divine presence is a living reality and can be experienced by participants.

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