A Sacrament where Jesus shares his very body and blood with us in the form
of Bread and the Cup.
Holy Communion is one of the two sacraments performed in the Lutheran Tradition
(the other being Baptism).
We believe that Jesus is truly present in the Bread and the Wine (or Grape
Juice). We fully trust that Jesus' words to his disciples, "This is my
Body" & "This is my Blood", are true.
FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can receive Holy Communion at King of Kings Lutheran Church?
Anyone -- our table is open to all people of all ages and all backgrounds.
We welcome all our guests to commune with us, if they so desire. It
cannot get any simpler than that.
- How is Holy Communion distributed? We use two methods to
distribute Holy Communion, Intinction and Individual Glasses.
- Can children take Holy Communion? Yes -- we suggest that this be a
family decision. Some parents will give infants a crumb of the bread and
a sip of the grape juice. Other families have the children wait until
later. What we believe about Holy Communion is taught in all our Sunday
School classes beginning with the preschool class and continuing on up to the
adults. As your child grows in years, their understanding of this
sacrament should grow along with them.
- Why grape juice? We serve grape juice as a sign of
hospitality for children, recovering alcoholics and those who simply prefer
grape juice over wine.
- What about gluten-free wafers? Didn't Jesus command we use bread?
While Jesus never experienced gluten-free bread, he did command us in
hospitality. Having gluten free wafers available allows those with a
gluten allergy to commune with their Church family. We are very careful
about cross-contamination and store the gluten free wafers separately from the
others. During the church service, the person distributing Holy
Communion will have the person requesting a gluten free wafer pick it up from
the gluten free tray to avoid cross-contaminating the gluten free wafers.