What is the Biblical foundation for communion?
Jesus’ Last Supper, the Passover meal He shared with His disciples on the night before He was crucified, is the biblical foundation for the communion meal celebrated in His honor by Christians all over the world today. With His twelve friends gathered around Him for the traditional Jewish Passover meal, Jesus “took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body, given 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, which is poured out for you'” (Luke 22:19–20).
Who can receive communion at Curtis Lake?
Communion is a ceremony where we acknowledge and remember Jesus’ work on the cross—the ultimate sacrifice made on our behalf for the forgiveness of the sins of humankind. Curtis Lake Church extends an “open” communion, meaning the invitation to receive communion during a Curtis Lake service is open to all in attendance, regardless of membership at Curtis Lake, denominational affiliation, or spiritual tradition. Anyone who has accepted His forgiveness and surrendered their lives to Him or anyone who is considering accepting His forgiveness is invited to receive communion at Curtis Lake. We believe people can experience God’s grace and love in a special way during a communion ceremony so we warmly invite you to participate.
When is communion celebrated at Curtis Lake?
Communion is celebrated during quarterly night of praise and worship called “Worship Life: Night of Praise.” This special service offers an extended time of reflection and prayer where people can consider the fullness of Jesus’ death on the cross. We also offer communion during our Sunday and Monday services on the last week of a sermon series. We understand that for guests and those seeking God, communion has the potential to be a powerful experience or a very awkward experience. Our strategy for celebrating communion is an attempt to honor God and the work he is doing in the lives of Christians and those people searching for Him.