The LCMS believes that Scripture teaches that the Lord’s Supper is a precious gift of God in which Christ gives us His true body and blood (in a miraculous way), together with the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Because the Bible teaches that this Sacrament may also be spiritually harmful if misused, and that participation in the Lord’s Supper is an act of confession of faith, the LCMS ordinarily communes only those who have been instructed in the teachings of our church and who have confessed their faith in these teachings.
Receiving the Lord’s Supper at Holy Trinity
In Holy Communion, not only does Jesus give us forgiveness, He also gives us the promise that as we receive His gift, we are proclaiming His death. That is our lifelong duty and delight!
As doctrinal oneness in all of Scripture’s teachings is central to this common proclamation, the churches of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod have promised to practice closed communion.
The Pastor welcomes you, of course, to come and receive instruction and is happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Please stay for the Lord’s blessing at the end of the Divine Service. Thank you for respecting and honoring our communion practice.