For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
(1 Corinthians 11:23－25)
Holy Eucharist (Communion) is the most important service for us. It originated from “The Last Supper” of Jesus with his disciples. Listening to the stories from the Bible and receiving the bread and wine as the body and blood of Jesus still continue to this day. Any one may take part in the Holy Eucharist, but receiving the Eucharist may only be done by those who have been baptized.
Please sign your name (not mandatory) at reception, and you will be handed with the necessary items for the service.
The service will begin with an announcement of hymn numbers. Songs from the hymn book will be sung together with a music accompaniment. Don’t feel forced to sing and sitting down is also welcomed.
The Holy Bible Reading & Sermon
The Bible will be read, and a 10 to 15-minute sermon will be held by a clergy. Sitting is preferred during the sermon.
Greetings of Peace
We wish for each other’s peace and understanding and shake hands with others following the traditions of the ancient church. The congregation will come and greet you, but there’s no need to greet everyone.
There may be a collection bag going around during service. Your contribution will be used for the needy. If you would like to give to the Lord, through the ministry of our church, offerings may be given through this collection bag.
The priest sanctifies the bread and wine remembering them as body and blood of Jesus.
Even those who are not baptized are welcome; the priest will pray by placing one’s hand on top of your head. If you wish to take place in this sacrament, follow the others in line, and when your turn comes, cross your hands in front of you. The priest will give blessings.
If you do not wish to do so, please stay seated.
After the Eucharist, we will finish off by singing the last hymn. The service will come to an end when the candle lights go out.