Communion at Home

Posted on 2021.12.13 by WoodsideSDA.org • Updated on 2021.12.13
This Sabbath Dec 18…we will be joining together in the Lord’s Supper on campus, join us.
What is communion? 
There are two components: a) Foot washing (Ordinance of humility) John 13:1-17 b) Lord’s Supper 1 Corinthians 11:23–30 If you are able to do foot washing at home, by all means, do so. (If you are able and desire to do so with your family – please do. But we are not requiring for everyone to do so). Communion is an open service available to all members and non-members who feel the need to express their love and desired commitment to God. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a pick-up or drop for communion kits (this option is available for seniors and sick/shut-ins), please email office or call/text 916-692-0031.
PREPARATION of the EMBLEMS – if at home (emblems provided for in person)
Unleavened Bread – How to make it? (recipe)1 cup fine-ground flour (preferably whole grain)1⁄4 teaspoon of salt2 tablespoon cold water1⁄4 cup olive or vegetable oil*You can also purchase Matzah or arrange to pick up from the church or for a drop off on Friday.
Directions – Sift flour and salt together. Pour the water into the oil, but do not stir. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until all the flour is dampened. Roll out between two sheets of waxed/or parchment paper to the thickness of thick pie pastry. Place on an ungreased, floured baking sheet, and mark off with a sharp knife into bite-size squares, being sure to prick each square to prevent blistering. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes. Watch carefully during the last five minutes to prevent burning. (This recipe serves 50 persons. Adjust according to the size of your family, if you make more – set aside what you will use for the service).
Wine – (Kedem/Concord Grape Juice) How much wine and how much bread for each person? Small portions – not for physical sustenance but for spiritual sustenance (1 Cor. 11:20-22). Principles are important but spiritual application is primary.
SPIRITUAL PREPARATION Have the physical emblems – but more than that… prepare spiritually—which includes heart-searching, repentance, confession, reconciliation, and unity of faith. (Ephesians 4:3, 4)—this is required before we can participate in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:18-20; 27-29). “Passover is a reminder of the deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of our personal deliverance from the slavery of sin. We have been redeemed, not with gold or silver, but “with the precious blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:18, 19)

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