Communion is celebrated twice a month at Salem. The Bible teaches both The Lord’s Supper and Baptism are sacred gifts given to us by Jesus to His Church as means of grace through which God offers and extends forgiveness of sins and salvation. The visible elements of water, bread, and wine are directly connected by God’s Word to the Gospel of Christ. We approach Communion and Baptism with full confidence that neither of these sacraments are merely symbolic gestures, but most precious gifts from God by which we are welcomed into the Body of Christ.
We receive Communion rightly as baptized believers in simple faith, trusting Jesus’ words, “This is my body…This is my blood…” (Matthew 26:26-29).
Students 8th grade and older, having received appropriate teaching are welcome to join us at the Communion rail. Younger children are welcome to come forward with their family for a blessing.