Prepare For Our Communion Service
We celebrate the sacrifice of Christ as a family
This Sunday marks our 3rd annual Communion Service (see photos from previous years). We gather for a huge banquet-style meal punctuated by moments of reflection on the broken body and shed blood of our Savior.
Sunday evening is designed to remind us that Christ has welcomed us into a family. We pray together. We sing together. We learn together. We eat together. We cry together. God is using it all to reinforce the truth that we are His adopted children, members of His household, and co-heirs with His Son. We will experience that in a pointed way this week.
Our Sunday morning service is canceled. The Communion Service begins at 5pm at our normal meeting place, the Woman's Club of Orange. Everyone contributes. Below are answers to some of the most common questions we get asked:
What can I bring?
- Households of 1 or 2 people bring a vegetable side or salad.
- Households of 3 bring mashed potatoes.
- Households of 4 or more brings mashed potatoes and a dessert.
Will there be childcare?
Not this Sunday. Family-style means everybody will be together the entire time. Kids will get antsy and that's ok. Don't feel bad about getting up and down from your seat with your children.
I have a baby/toddler. Does my household count as a 3 person household?
If you expect your child to eat the food we are sharing, count them. If not, or not really, err on the side of the smaller household number.
How can I keep my dish warm?
If you bring your food in a crockpot, you will be able to plug it in at the table.
I have special dietary needs. What is the main dish?
The main dish is chicken marinated in olive oil and spices. No gluten, no soy ingredients, and no sugar.
I have special dietary needs. Can I sit by food I am able to eat?
You can sit anywhere you like. If you don't find a place where you can fill your plate with enough food that fits your diet, please feel free to check other tables.
I am not sure if I/my children should participate in the Lord's Supper. What should I do?
Anyone who has placed their trust in Christ is invited to join us. Please read our statement on communion for more information. We welcome you to contact one of our pastors if you would like to discuss further.
Is there anything else I can do to help?
Yes, please. Contact Anne for instructions.