Our Invitation to Communion
In the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, God offers us continued spiritual nourishment and sustains us in the communion of the body of Christ. Christians have differing names for this holy meal, but all of these signify the one Sacrament. It is sometimes called the Lord’s Supper. It is sometimes called the Breaking of Bread. It is sometimes called Holy Communion. It is sometimes called the Eucharist or thanksgiving. In the sacramental action designated by all these names, the Word of God, Jesus Christ, is exhibited and really, spiritually present to all believers. All Christians who trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are invited to share in Holy Communion. Children are invited to receive the Sacrament if they have been prepared by their parents and have sufficient understanding of the Sacrament. It is the custom at First Presbyterian Church to hold the elements until all are served and then partake together.