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Celebration of the Lord's Supper

We celebrate the Lord's Supper on the first Lord's Day of every month.

The Lord's Supper is a sacrament of the Church instituted by Christ himself. The elements of bread and wine symbolize, for believers, the broken body and shed blood of Christ and our participation at the Lord's Table represents our communion with Christ. These elements do not physically change into the body and blood of Christ, nor are these elements to be the object of worship. We are to worship the Triune God alone and not any part of His creation.

We must solemnly examine ourselves, recognizing that we, as sinners, are completely unworthy of God's redeeming grace. Nevertheless, we may joyfully approach the Lord's Table if we trust in Christ alone, and His atoning sacrifice, for our salvation.

Biblical Requirements for Celebrating the Lord's Supper

Understanding the Supper

The Lord's Supper is a sacrament of the Church instituted by Christ himself. The elements of bread and wine symbolize, for believers, the broken body and shed blood of Christ and our participation at the Lord's Table represents our communion with Christ. These elements do not physically change into the body and blood of Christ, nor are these elements to be the object of worship. We are to worship the Triune God alone and not any part of His creation.

Examining Ourselves

We must solemnly examine ourselves, recognizing that we, as sinners, are completely unworthy of God's redeeming grace. Nevertheless, we may joyfully approach the Lord's Table if we trust in Christ alone, and His atoning sacrifice, for our salvation.

Visitors, children, and the Lord's Supper

Visitors wishing to partake of The Lord's Supper should speak with the Pastor or an Elder prior to the service.

Some may ask: may children of tender years participate at the Lord's Table? No, they may not. The Bible clearly requires active self-examination of all who would partake of the Lord's Supper. Neither the uninstructed, nor those who do not consciously recognize their own sinfulness and utter unworthiness apart from Christ's atoning work on the cross, should approach the Lord's Table. To this end, Reformed believers instruct their children and pray for the convicting work of God's Holy Spirit in their lives.

See the Heidelberg Catechism; Q's 75-82 with accompanying scripture.

Worship with us

We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.

How to find us

Adventist Bldg., Chapel
1877 Hooker Oak Ave., Chico

Connect with us

Feel free to contact Pastor Mancilas at: (530) 345-2732