Though the typical way we partake of communion is together on Sunday mornings, there are other ways that it can be practiced. The first Christians took communion in their homes. So, if you are joining us online, we will be taking communion at home. As we adjust to this new method, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Use whatever you have—it can still be sacred! Any kind of bread or cracker will do (unleavened bread is great, but Wonder Bread works too). As for juice, grape is preferable, but you can use another kind that you have on hand (or water, if there’s no juice).
Prepare your hearts to receive the bread and the cup, Christ’s body and blood. We aren’t going to be doing weekly communion meditations as of now, so I highly recommend reading the following scripture out loud:
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 — For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Frequently, we treat communion in a very solemn manner; sometimes even a bit somber. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this; the Lord’s Supper ought to be treated with respect. However, we do sometimes lose sight of the fact that this is a celebratory meal. Take this opportunity at home to focus on the celebration of communion. Talk about how Christ is working within you, what Christ is teaching you, and openly proclaim to one another how the Resurrected Christ is alive, both in your home and in the world.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7