In the Lord's Supper, our Lord Jesus comes to us in His true body and blood (Matthew 26:26-28). In this Holy Meal, those who believe Christ's words, receive God's forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28). Scripture requires that each communicant first examine himself/herself (1 Corinthians 11:27-30) regarding repentance of sin, trust in Christ alone for salvation, belief in the physical presence of Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine, and the desire to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord. As communion is a time when believers of like mind come close to the Lord and to one another (1 Corinthians 11:18), we practice "close" communion, meaning, all who believe the words above and are connected to on of the 30 church bodies with whom we are in altar fellowship, are welcomed to the Lord's table! If at this point, however, you are unsure of your relationship with Christ, or question whether your Scriptural beliefs differ from those of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we invite you to come forward for a prayer of blessing, or remain at your seat for a time of personal prayer and meditation. Please feel free to talk with the pastor anytime about this beautiful gift from the Lord.