We do believe, teach, and confess as Jesus taught His disciples and as the apostolic church has always taught all through the ages; that Jesus Christ is physically present in the consecrated bread and the wine of Holy Communion. Jesus instituted this highest Holy Sacrament to share His grace with God’s own redeemed children in the most intimate way. In Holy Communion, we become one with each other and one with Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Holy Communion is only to be consumed by the faithful-repentant to sustain us in the fallen creation and for the forgiveness of sins. As Jesus said (John 17:22-23), “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”
It is the essential function of His Church to make disciples and to teach and proclaim this one true Faith in Jesus Christ. We would love the opportunity to also make you also a disciple in Christ and one who discerns the power and mysteries of His work in the fallen creation. The true presence is one of the mysteries. Because this is His true presence for salvation – His true presence also condemns those who commune without discerning Him or who are unrepentant in their sins. In the fallen creation the Lord is still seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism – since we also become one with each other, it is necessary that we commune with others who have attained this one true apostolic Faith. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) practices close communion. Only baptized and catechized members of our Church, visiting members of the LCMS, or affiliated/approved synods in fellowship will be served His true body and blood. Visitors are asked to speak with the Pastor or an Elder regarding learning the mysteries of God so that we can joyously invite YOU to become perfectly one in Christ and in His Church.