Sacraments: Holy CommunionIn many ways our spiritual lives as God's people are much like our physical lives in the world. From the time of our birth, to the end of our life, if we are to live and grow, we must be fed.
It is God who feeds us and nurtures us as followers of Jesus through what Lutherans call "the means of grace": the saving word of God and the sacraments. In Lutheran worship, the altar and the cross are central and visible reminders that "God loved the world so much he gave his only Son:" (John 3:16). We regularly gather round this table of holy communion where Jesus blesses us with his gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation, reminding us that what God once promised in baptism, he continues to give us always. It is the real presence of Jesus Christ, in and with the bread and wine that renews and strengthens our faith and helps us grow as God's people.
Fed and sustained by this sacrament, we are sent forth by God to share the good news and care for those in need.