First Communion Class
Our First Communion Class at Faith is designed to prepare our children to receive the LORD’s Supper for the first time.
Who may attend and begin communion? Children who have been baptized, who have completed the fourth grade and will be at least ten years old before September 1, and who are attending Sunday worship at Faith regularly.
Our First Communion Class prepares our children to begin receiving the Sacrament of the Altar for a lifetime of blessings from our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Preparing our children to receive the LORD’s Supper for the first time remains one of the greatest joys of ministry for me. It is truly a blessing to prepare our children to receive Christ’s Body and Blood for a lifetime of grace and joy.
Our next “First Communion Class” will be offered during the summer of 2023 (TBD). The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, The Sacrament of the Altar, The Eucharist, The Table of the Lord, The Bread, and the Wine are called by many names, but in the final analysis, it IS the True Body and the True Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.
Lord Jesus, we thank You that You offered Your life on the cross for us. Thank you for coming to us in the Sacrament of the Altar giving us Your True Body and True Blood. Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts to receive Our Savior’s Body and Blood for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith, unto everlasting life. In Jesus. Amen.
Bring to the Event:
|A bible (ESV or NIV) if you don’t one, we have extras
A pen or pencil
A great attitude to learn
$0 for lunch & snacks
Your memory work completed before you arrive (if possible, see below).
When can you begin taking Holy Communion?
We have three requirements for our children to complete before they begin celebrating the Lord’s Supper at Faith:
- They have been baptized.
- They have learned the memory. (below)
- They have attended the First Communion Retreat, they believe in, and desire to receive Christ’s body and blood.
On the Sunday following the first communion retreat, we will invite them to come forward to the altar (just prior to the Lord’s Supper, at the service they attend) to receive a certificate of completion, and a prayer blessing before they partake of their first communion.
First Communion Memory Work
It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.
The holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and St. Paul write: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”