We joyfully welcome guests and visitors at Grace. We hope your visit will be a blessing to you, as your presence will be a blessing to us.
To help you prepare for your visit, we would like to make you aware of our Communion practice here at Grace. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to contact our pastor by phone or email prior to your visit.
Below is our congregation’s Communion statement, as it is printed each week in the worship bulletin:
Holy Communion is a gift Christ gives to His Church. In it, He offers His true Body and Blood, in, with, and under the bread and wine. When received in faith, it brings forgiveness, new life, and salvation.
Holy Communion is also a statement of our unity in Christ (community). Those who receive the Lord’s Supper at Grace Lutheran Church are baptized Christians who have been instructed in and publicly confess the Evangelical Lutheran faith.
For this reason, only members of our congregation or sister congregations of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod are ordinarily communed at this altar. If you have any questions regarding the doctrine of Close Communion, please talk to the pastor before or after the service.
For additional information about the practice of Close(d) Communion, please click on the blue link below for an article from former LCMS President Rev. A. L. Barry: