Holy Communion at Stavanger Church

What is Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper)?

Eating and drinking both bread* and wine* are the true body and blood of Jesus Christ.   (Mark 14:22-24, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17)

For Whom is Holy Communion Intended?

Holy Communion is intended for those who: 

  • Have been baptized into Jesus Christ
  • Trust in Him as Savior and Lord
  • Confess and repent of their sin
  • Have been instructed in the meaning and proper reception of this sacrament (1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

Our practice at Stavanger is to offer Holy Communion to believers who have completed confirmation instruction or its equivalent.

Children who have not yet been confirmed are welcome to come to the communion rail to receive a blessing.

Why Should One Participate in Holy Communion?

In Holy Communion the Lord forgives our sins (Matthew 26:28), strengthening our union with Him and with one another (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).

How Does One Receive Holy Communion at Stavanger?

The ushers and Pastor will direct you to approach and kneel at the communion rail.  Those unable to kneel may stand.  If mobility is a concern, please notify an usher so the pastors may serve you where you are seated.  We consume the elements as son as they are served to us.  If you do not wish to receive Holy Communion, you may remain seated.

When May One Receive Holy Communon at Stavanger?

Holy Communion is normally offered during the worship service on the first Sunday of each month, and shortly following the worship service on the second Sunday of each month.

If you have questions, please see one of the pastors.

*At Stavanger, the bread is ususally in the form of wafers, and grape juice is served instead of wine.