Why do we have the Lord’s Supper?
Looking Back to What Jesus has Done - We remember His death and remember that our hope is in what He has done, not in what we might do on our own.
Looking within as we look to Jesus - We reflect on our own lives - repenting of sin & restoring broken relationships - as we look to Jesus for hope & forgiveness.
Looking forward to the Return of Jesus - We anticipate the return of Jesus & the celebration of feasting with Him in the New Creation in perfect holiness.
How often is the Lord’s Supper?
Our church participates in the Lord's Supper every 4-8 weeks. Scripture is clear about the importance of regular remembrance of the Lord's Supper, but Scripture doesn't specify exactly how often the remembrance should occur. We respect those who choose a different frequency.
Who can take the Lord’s Supper at Emmaus?
Anyone who has repented of sin and trusted in Jesus Christ alone for salvation is welcome to participate in this act of worship. You do not have to be a member of Emmaus to participate.
What if I’m not a Christian?
If you are not a Christian, there is no embarrassment in passing the bread or cup to the next person. Our greatest desire would be to share with you more about who Jesus is, what He has done, and why He matters. Simply eating a cracker or drinking juice does not provide forgiveness of sins or new life through Jesus. Click the links below for more information about salvation and baptism.
What about my kids?
We know it can be hard to explain to kids why they cannot participate in the Lord's Supper if they have not reached the point of trusting in Christ for salvation. However, we hope the process of watching others participate in the Lord's Supper will prompt them to ask you questions about the meaning of the cup and bread. This is a perfect time to have age-appropriate, God-honoring conversations with them about faith
Is there anything else I need to know?
In the tray that is passed, you will take two cups stacked together. The bottom cup holds the bread (cracker). You may need to twist the cups slightly to separate them. Also, the purple cups near the middle of the tray contain gluten free crackers.