Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper 

How Is This Sacrament Celebrated at Bethel?

“We believe and confess that our Savior Jesus Christ has ordained and instituted the sacrament of the Holy Supper to nourish and sustain those who are already regenerated and ingrafted into his family, which is his church. . . .

Admission to the Lord’s Supper requires that a person be a “confessing member” of a Christian church in order to partake of the Lord’s Supper. 

At Bethel, we prepare for the Lord’s Supper the Sunday before its celebration. This may be done as part of the confession and assurance, as a focus of the sermon or its application, or in the use of the preparatory form available in the back of the Psalter Hymnal 

The congregation will be receiving the elements while seated in the congregation.

In the Lord’s Supper, Christ signifies our salvation through his atoning sacrifice on the cross in the form of physical bread and wine (grape juice). In the Lord’s Supper, it is fitting, therefore, that these material elements should be readily visible and tangible. Actual loaves of bread, pitchers of wine or grape juice, and substantial vessels can enhance the experience and meaning of the sacrament.

To see the complete form that we generally use go to (Lord’s Supper formulary)