Can I take communion?
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at Holy Cross on the first and third Sundays, and all festival Sundays.  Lutherans believe that our Lord’s body and blood are truly present “in, with and under” the elements of bread and wine in the Supper and is given to us for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith.  All communicants should have been baptized in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and have faith in these words of Christ, “This is my Body given for you. This is my Blood shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” Instruction in this and the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church takes place through catechism: First Communion preparation, Confirmation, Membership classes, and Instruction with the pastor. For any of these contact the Church office. Visitors who wish to receive Communion should contact the pastor the week prior. If you will not be receiving the Sacrament, you may remain in your pew or come forward for a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest as a sign that you will not be receiving. The One Common Cup (put hands together in prayer at altar to indicate) and individual cups in trays are offered. Non-alcoholic white wine is located in the center of the individual cups tray. Gluten-free wafers are available, please request from distribution server.