Communion & Baptism

Communion

 

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper monthly in recognition of our communion with Jesus Christ as he commended in Luke 22:19 and 20, “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’” By taking the bread and juice we are united with Jesus Christ and his church and with one another as we recommit our lives to serving him and look forward to his coming again.
 
Communion is usually held on the first Sunday of each month, and is one of two sacraments we practice during our worship services. Anyone who professes Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior is welcome to participate in Communion, regardless of church membership.
 
 

Baptism

 

Baptism is the other sacrament we practice during our worship services. We believe baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is a symbol of God’s grace offered to all people.

 

We baptize infants as a sign and seal of God’s covenant of grace with us. We also baptize adults who have not previously been baptized upon their profession of faith in Jesus Christ. As a sign it proclaims God’s forgiveness and our redemption in Jesus Christ. As a seal, God marks us as adopted children of our heavenly Father. It indicates our engrafting into Christ, our rebirth, the remission of sins, and our ability by the power of the Spirit to walk in newness of life.

 

If you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized, please contact Jennifer Garrett at 634.0337, ext. 2009, or jgarrett@eastminster.org.

 

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