Holy Communion

And he 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 the 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

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
1 Corinthians 11:26

What is the significance of Holy Communion?

Holy Communion is known by different names in different churches: Eucharist, The Lords Supper, the Elements, and the Great Thanksgiving. All these terms are derived from the meal that Jesus shared with his disciples the night before he was betrayed and condemned to die. As he broke the bread and passed the cup, he ushered in the New Covenant through which all humans could have eternal life (Luke 22:14-20). We celebrate this lasting ordinance in remembrance of his sacrifice for our sins and to remember that salvation is open to anyone who will accept it. At Peace, we celebrate Holy Communion at every service in recognition of this wonderful gift of grace.

Do I have to be a member of Peace to participate in Communion?

In the United Methodist Church all (even the children) are welcomed to the table, with no requirement for church membership, creating the beloved community of Christ, where strangers become friends. All we ask is that you come with an open and repentant heart, ready to receive the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

How does Peace serve Holy Communion?

At Peace we celebrate Communion by the process of intinction. That means that the congregation comes forward and each individual takes a piece of bread and dips it into the cup of grape juice (we do not use wine). You are then welcome to spend some time at the altar in prayer or return quietly to your seat.

If I am home-bound or hospitalized, can I be served Holy Communion?

Yes! We would gladly bring the elements to you and celebrate Holy Communion in your home or hospital room. Please contact the Church Office to make arrangements at 407-438-8947.