Holy Communion, also called the Lord's Supper, is at the heart of our worship and was instituted by Christ himself.
We believe that when Christians eat the bread and drink the wine in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper they receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and that their sins are forgiven because of Christ’s death on the cross.
As we come to the Lord's Supper, we are invited:
- to confess that we have sinned and need God’s forgiveness
- to believe that Jesus died for our sins, and to humbly accept what Jesus gives; his true body and blood with the bread and the wine, given and shed for the forgiveness of our sins
- to receive the sacrament for the strengthening of our faith and to help us live as God wants us to
- to join with the congregation in a public profession of the death of Christ.
If you have any questions about attending the Lord’s Supper at Bethlehem, please speak to one of the pastors.