[DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, WE CURRENTLY USE COMMERCIALLY SEALED WAFER/JUICE COMBO PACKS FOR COMMUNION, WHICH MEANS NO HANDS AT FCCEM HAVE TOUCHED EITHER ELEMENT WE SERVE. THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES OUR PRE-COVID APPROACH TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF COMMUNION ELEMENTS. WHAT HASN'T CHANGED IS THE FACT THAT WE WELCOME ALL PERSONS TO JOIN US AT THE LORD'S TABLE.]
We celebrate the Lord's Supper during every worship, so every Sunday a volunteer purchases and prepares for worship use the bread from which we take for one portion of the communion service, and sets up the trays of small plastic cups filled with grape juice we use for the second half of the communion experience. Then after worship, the same person collects empty cups from the pews and cleans up any other remnants of the day's communion service. This 10-15 minute ministry is crucial to the flow and faithfulness of our praise.
[By the way: Should you pay us a visit, it might help you to know that during communion, we take the two elements separately. The bread tray is passed, each of us taking and holding a piece from the loaf. After the server returns to the table, we take the bread together once the person presiding at the table reminds us of Jesus' instruction that we do so in remembrance of him. We then take the cup in the same way. ALL persons are invited to share communion with us.]