They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts:42 (NIV)
The Lord's Supper is celebrated at St. Stephen in the confession and glad confidence that, as Jesus says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our relationship with him and one another. Our Lord invites those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us.
Because those who eat and drink our Lord's body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at the altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor.
For further study, see Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34
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