At Faith Lutheran Church we normally receive God’s grace in the Sacrament of the Altar (The Lord’s Supper) on the first, third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of the month. During the Festival Season (Advent through Easter) we may have the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. At our Wallowa Outreach Services on the second and fourth Sundays, we receive the Sacrament of the Altar.
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that the Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union by faith with Him and our love for one another. The Lord’s Supper is a gift to His Church for the care of souls. It bestows the forgiveness of sins. Unworthy reception can hurt a communicant; therefore, out of care for souls, Faith Lutheran Church practices Closed Communion. Out of adherence to Jesus’ distribution to his disciples, who had received several years of instruction, we practice Close Communion. Closed and Close Communion mean that anyone who is not a member in good standing of this Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is asked to consult with a pastor prior to the Divine Service. Please contact Pastor if you have other questions or concerns about this practice.