Communion.jpgHoly Communion

At Ascension, we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first and third weekends of every month. In doing so let’s rejoice and remember the various types of unity that we enjoy in this sacrament.

  • According to Christ’s own promise we receive his true body and blood along with the bread and wine for the forgiveness of all our sins (Matthew 26:26-28).  We are united with him in the Lord’s Supper.
  • This meal not only unites believers with the Lord but also with one another (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).  Holy Communion declares that unity.
  • When Christians commune together they are jointly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:26).

What wonderful unity we find in the Lord’s Supper.  How we want to treasure and foster this unity.  On the night on which Jesus gave us this meal he prayed that all his followers would come to complete agreement with one another on the basis of God’s Word (John 17:11,17).

Out of love for the Lord and love for one another, we want what our Savior wants for us—genuine unqualified unity.  For this reason we respectfully ask that only those who have expressed their full agreement with the teachings of our national church body (the Wisconsin Synod) or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod come forward to receive the sacrament. 

We eagerly desire everyone to share in this divine meal with us. Please speak to one of the pastors about how we can work together to establish this blessed fellowship.