As Lutheran’s we hold all the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God and the doctrine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, drawn from them and confessed in Luther’s Small Catechism (see links), to be faithful and true.
When it comes to The Lord’s Supper, as a member church of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we believe, teach and confess that in the Lord’s Supper we actually receive with our mouths the true body and true blood of Jesus Christ which were given and shed on the cross for us for the forgiveness of sins with the bread and wine (Matthew 26:26-28;1 Corinthians 10:16). Because whoever eats and drinks at the holy feast without recognizing the body and blood of Christ present in the distributed and eaten elements eats and drinks judgment to himself (1 Corinthians 11:27-29), and because Scripture tells us that communion is a statement of fellowship and harmony among those who participate (1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Acts 2:42), it is our policy that only those who have been instructed in these and all the teachings of the Bible and have publicly declared agreement with them may commune at our altars.
If you have any questions about our communion practice and/or about what we believe, teach and confess, our Pastor would be most willing to meet with you. Please call the church office (970) 874-3052.