The Lord's Supper at Holy Cross
The Lord's Supper:
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is celebrated every week: at the 11 a.m. "Celebration Service" on the first and third Sundays of each month and at the 8 a.m. "Divine Service" on the second and fourth Sundays. It's also celebrated at 7 p.m. every Sunday evening at "Spirit & Truth."
The Lord's Invitation:
We believe that in the Lord's Supper Jesus invites us to receive his true body and blood in and with the bread and wine for us Christians to eat and to drink (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25). Through this eating and drinking he shares with us in a unique and sacramental way his gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
The Apostle Paul notes the importance of those who come to the Lord's Supper coming in a worthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:25-19), that is, coming in an attitude of repentance, recognizing this as the true body and blood of the Lord Jesus, and firmly believing Christ and his words that this is given for the forgiveness of sins. The Apostle Paul also notes the importance of unity within the body of believers who receive this sacrament (1 Corinthians 10:16-17). It is our intention to be invitational about the Lord's Supper. Yet, for these reasons and since Christian Churches vary widely in their teachings about the Lord's Supper, we want all to have opportunity to learn about this and about what we believe and teach so that they may enjoy the fullness of this gift that Jesus has given to us. Therefore we invite all those who share in this faith and who consider themselves in fellowship with what we believe and teach to join us in the Lord's Supper. For those who have not yet had that opportunity or who do not share our beliefs we invite you simply join us for prayer and song at that time in the service.