What is Communion?
Communion is a symbolic reminder of Jesus and his sacrifice for humankind on the cross.
During Communion, followers of Christ partake of bread and wine (or in many cases, crackers and grape juice) in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice.
This is because on the night before Jesus’ crucifixion, Jesus shared a meal in remembrance of Passover with his disciples.
During this dinner, Jesus
“took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ After supper he took another cup of wine and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.”
Communion is a practice that helps followers of Christ to remember Jesus’ and the incredible lengths to which God went to be able to have a personal relationship with us. For many, Communion is also a time for internal reflection and renewed commitment to Jesus Christ.
When does Communion take place at ERBC?
ERBC offers Communion the first Sunday of every month at a selected time during the worship service. We may also offer Communion during special services (i.e. Christmas Eve, Good Friday).
You do not have to participate if you are not ready. Regardless of whether you take Communion, we welcome you to join us for the worship service.
Does ERBC use real bread and wine for Communion?
No. ERBC serves crackers instead of bread. We also serve grape juice in individual Communion cups.