We participate in Communion (the Lord’s Supper) weekly. We welcome to the Lord’s Table all baptized believers who have sincere faith in Jesus Christ, and regularly worship in a Reformed or evangelical church for the following reasons:
First, the Lord’s Supper is a sign and a seal of the new covenant promises which we treasure by faith. Thus the Lord’s Supper is only for those who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Such persons are baptized into a body of Christ and are committed to worshipping and serving the Lord in a local church.
Second, as the Lord’s Supper is a sign and a seal of the new covenant blessings, it necessarily calls us into fellowship of other believers in the covenant community, whom we are to love gladly and serve humbly. The Lord’s Supper is thus meant to strengthen our bonds with other believers in meaningful and tangible ways.
Therefore, if you are not yet a baptized Christian committed to a local Reformed or evangelical congregation, or do not understand the significance of this Ordinance, we ask that you first talk to our elders before you receive communion.
Children who are too young to discern the Lord’s body are asked to refrain from receiving the Lord’s Supper. Please meet with the elders if you wish for your children to participate in the Lord’s Supper. The elders will be glad to answer any questions or concerns you or your children may have. The “Children & Communion” guide, available from our information table, explains this issue in greater detail.