communion & baptism

Communion and Baptism are ordinances. Ordinances are holy symbolic practices to honor the

Lord and in doing these practices, they point to what God has already done for the follower of Jesus.

communion

We participate in the Lord's Supper, (Communion), in every Sunday church service as a personal and corporate reminder of what Jesus has done for His people. When we remember the death and sacrifice of Jesus, we commune with God. Jesus Christ’s body was broken for us on the cross; and the blood that was shed for us was for the taking away of sins. To remember this great act of Jesus, we use bread and juice.  The broken bread symbolizes the body of Christ which was broken for us and we share and eat that bread with one another. The juice we share and drink with one another symbolizes the blood of Jesus that was shed for us in the remission of sins. Communion is exclusive to Christians only and the Scripture warns of partaking in an unworthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-32). Before we come to the communion table, we confess our sin to God. Afterwards, we come to the table and partake with reverence, worship and celebration toward Jesus Christ in remembrance of His sacrifice. (Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

Our communion team is directed by Marci Devitt. Marci and her team ensure that communion is prepared, set up, and cleaned up on a weekly basis. Much prayer goes into this ministry as well as baking the bread, pouring the juice (Grape Juice), and setting up the elements to be taken. To be a part of our communion team that is such a blessing to the church, contact Marci at: marci.devitt@loveled.org

baptism

Baptism is an ordinance in which a person, after being born again, is immersed in water to symbolize the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The person getting baptized is showing that they have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We recognize that the Scripture teaches that baptism does not provide forgiveness but publicly shows obedience to Jesus Christ in proclaiming that He is Lord & Savior over their life. Salvation is only by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (Titus 3:3-7). Baptism is a symbol of the new birth in Jesus Christ and a mark of obedience that a person shows to the world that they are now a follower of Jesus. (Matthew 3:13-17 & 28:19, Acts 8:12-13 & 36-39).

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