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We struggle with the truth of God’s word as our flesh rebels against God’s revealed will, the world offers deadly lies hidden within false religions, philosophies, and lifestyles, and Satan schemes and plots to ensnare and enslave us.  Find clear, concise and truthful answers to social and religious frequently asked questions confronting us today.  FAQs
 
  
     We celebrate the Lord’s Supper according to all that God’s Word tells us about it.  That is, when we eat the bread and drink the cup, we receive the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ according to His promise.  This we do, as He says, “for the forgiveness of your sins” (Matthew 26: 26, 28).  So we come, confessing our sins and believing all that He says, so that we might be united with Him and He with us; and in this one body of our Lord that we share, we celebrate being united with one another (1 Corinthians 10:  16 – 17).  Therefore, any refusals to love, forgive, or care for our neighbor must be rejected by you first.  Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm (1 Corinthians 11: 27 – 30) and because reception of the Lord’s Supper here is a confession of the faith of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, any who are not yet baptized and instructed, those in doubt, or those who differ from the confession as stated above, and yet desire to receive this Sacrament, are asked first to speak with our pastor.  According to this congregation’s practice, children do not commune until they have been thoroughly instructed and examined by the pastor.  However, we do encourage the children, or anyone else, to come forward to receive a blessing.  Please identify yourself by crossing your arms across your chest.