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Communion

We pray that the following will be helpful to you when presenting communion.

The detail below is to be used as a guide and it should be used in an informal venue or event.

​Communion

Let us pray -

Dear Lord, the elements are before us, help us to be expectant, we come before you, we press into you. Lord we need You now at this time. Lord wash us, cleans us so that we would know your forgiveness so we know that we can take part in this meal. Amen"

As it is written-

 

While they were eating,  Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat, this is my body’ ​Then He took the cup and gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it all of you. This is the blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of their sins.'

To serve the bread

Jesus took the bread, lifted it up to heaven and blessed it.

 

Lift up the bread ask that the Lord that He would bless it, then break the bread to represent Christ's body being broken and serve.

As the bread is being be distributed amongst you, please eat it as soon as you receive it.

 

Jesus said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’

Serve the bread.

Once the bread has been distributed to everyone then say this prayer

"Jesus thank you for your body and that you allowed it to be broken for me, Lord I know that I do not deserve it but thank you that you did it for me. – Amen"

Serve the wine

As the wine is distributed amongst you, please keep the wine so we can share together.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup and said ‘This is my blood of the New Covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.’

Wait till everyone has a cup

Let us pray - Lord thank you that you have forgiven us, thank you that we are forgiven, thank you for all your blessings which come into our lives.

Drink all of it

 

Wait a few seconds

"Father we thank you that you have ministered to us thank you that you provide everything for us, thank you for friends and purpose, for love, for joy and sadness, for ministry and the fellowship that we share with You and each other. - Lord be with us now and for all time: Amen"

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General Notes: Take your time, do not rush communion, do not be afraid of periods of silence those who are participating need space and time, be sensitive to the mood, do not labour guilt and never condemn anyone who comes to the table.

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