In the Lutheran Church, the Sacrament of Holy Communion is seen as a life-giving meal where the body and blood of Jesus Christ are received in the bread and wine. Forgiveness and community with God and with others is the result.
We believe the sacrament is a gift given by God. No one can “earn” it or learn enough about it to understand it fully, so it is appropriate to begin receiving the sacrament at an early age. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gives the pastor and congregation (working with parents) to decide at what age children are ready to begin receiving communion.
At various times during the year, classes are offered for all who seek to engage in instruction. Children who come to Holy Trinity from other Christian congregations where they were already receiving Holy Communion are welcome to continue doing so at our services.
Visitors should not worry or feel ashamed if they or their child inadvertently takes communion without having been baptized. All questions can be directed to Holy Trinity’s pastor. Christ’s gift of love and mercy is for all.
Contact the pastor of Holy Trinity if you would like more information about Holy Communion.