We believe and teach that the body and blood of Christ are in, with, and under the bread and wine for our forgiveness and nurture. In the Sacrament of the Altar, we are joined in a very close, personal, and intimate way with Christ and with one another as we receive the bread and wine, along with the body of and blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. We believe that when a person partakes of the Sacrament, he/she is also confessing his/her unreserved agreement with the doctrine and practice that is proclaimed from the altar and pulpit of which the Sacrament of the Altar is administered.
For this reason, if you are not a member of a congregation of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, we kindly ask that you speak with the pastor at a convenient time during the week before communing.
Thank you for honoring our practice.