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Communion Service FAQs

We celebrate the sacrifice of Christ as a family

This Sunday marks our 4th 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. It’s the privilege of those who have been welcomed into the family of God through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son.

FAQs

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.

Are guests and regular attenders welcome?

Yes, please join us!

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. 

Our Annual Communion Feast

His body broken
His blood poured out

Join us for our annual Communion Service. We do this once a year on Daylight Savings Sunday. Our morning service is canceled and we gather in the evening for a feast punctuated by the remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ.

March 10th

5:00-7:00PM

This is a family-style meal which means controlled chaos. Kids will be running around. Volunteers will be serving food. And that's ok.

It's an opportunity to make new friends. Plan to sit with people you don't know well or don't know at all.

You Are Helping Us Make the Meal

The church will provide the main dish. Members and regular attenders contribute the following:

  • 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.

*Your household is the number of people who will be eating the meal. No need to count infants.

Email the church office if you have any questions.

Our Annual Communion Feast

His body broken
His blood poured out

Join us for our annual Communion Service. We do this once a year on Daylight Savings Sunday. Our morning service is canceled and we gather in the evening for a feast punctuated by the remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ.

March 10th

5:00-7:00PM

This is a family-style meal which means controlled chaos. Kids will be running around. Volunteers will be serving food. And that's ok.

It's an opportunity to make new friends. Plan to sit with people you don't know well or don't know at all.

The church will provide the main dish. Members and regular attenders contribute the following:

  • 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.

*Your household is the number of people who will be eating the meal. No need to count infants.

Email the church office if you have any questions.

We Gathered Around Jesus

"For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. "
1 Corinthians 11:26

Community in Christ is Beautiful

Thank you for making our 2018 Communion Service a success. Friendships were built. Food was eaten. Songs were sung. And most of all, Jesus was celebrated and adored. A special thanks to those who served by cooking, setting up, and tearing down.

Check out more photos on Facebook.

A Song To Get You Ready For The Communion Service

Our annual Communion Service is this Sunday. All the details are here.

We Gather Around Jesus

This service provides a unique opportunity for us to celebrate the gospel. As a family, we gather around Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb who laid down His life for us. Our feast this Sunday will be a faint echo of the great feast that is coming at the end of time. A feast that Jesus paid for with His own blood. An unending feast that will be unmatched in joy.

The song above pictures this reality. Listen to it as a way to prepare your heart for our time together this weekend. 

COME TO THE FEAST

Verse 1
Go to the highways and hedges
Go to the furthest of fields
Go and compel the sick and the well
Our Father's house will be filled

Verse 2
Go to the streets of the city
Bring in the crippled and blind
All who would taste this banquet of grace
Must come and waste no more time

Chorus
Come to the feast
Come to the table
The great and the least
The rich and the poor
Come to the feast
Come to the table
Come and hunger no more

Verse 3
In the robe of the Lamb you'll be covered
Dressed in His pure righteousness
For all of your guilt His blood it was spilt
So come by your Father be blessed

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.

FAQs

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. 

Our Annual Communion Feast

HIS BODY BROKEN, HIS BLOOD POURED OUT

Join us for our annual Communion Service. We do this once a year on Daylight Savings Sunday. Our morning service is canceled and we gather in the evening for a feast punctuated by the remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ.

MARCH 11TH

5:00-7:00PM

This is a family-style meal which means controlled chaos. Kids will be running around. Volunteers will be serving food. And that's ok.

It's an opportunity to make new friends. Plan to sit with people you don't know well or don't know at all.

The church will provide the main dish. Members and regular attenders contribute the following:

  • 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.

Email the church office if you have any questions.

March 11th Is Our Annual Communion Service

Communion in Community

Mark your calendars for March 11th at 5:00pm. Our Sunday morning service is canceled and replaced by an all-church meal centered on the Lord's Supper. We will eat and drink together as we meditate more deeply on our Savior's sacrifice.

It's a potluck and more instructions will be coming, so keep an eye on the blog.