Visitors to Grafton Presbyterian Church who trust Jesus and their Lord and Savior are more than welcome to join us in the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord’s Supper
When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, he and his disciples were celebrating the Passover together (Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22).
The powerful imagery of God passing over and sparing his people again was very clearly demonstrated, as Jesus took the bread and the cup, offering His body and blood for the forgiveness of sins.
Because of Jesus, sinners may be now passed over without incurring the destroying wrath of God.
As the Passover was to be celebrated repeatedly by the Israelites, so the Lord’s Supper is to be celebrated by God’s people as a continual sign of the new covenant established in Jesus and the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf.
It reminds us that Jesus laid down his life to pay for sin and that his was a complete sacrifice that never needs to be repeated.
The bread and wine (grape juice) symbolise and remind us of his body and blood given for us.
Like baptism, The Lord’s Supper is celebrated in the context of a reconciled relationship with God achieved by the salvation offered through faith in Jesus Christ. It was given by Jesus to his people to share together.
Unlike baptism however, it is to be repeated often by Christians when they gather together.
How will it work?
We encourage families to sit together as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Children will be permitted to participate in the Lord’s Supper under the supervision of their parents. A child must be sitting with their parents to receive bread and grape juice.