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This is one of the best guest-friendly introductions to communion I’ve seen. Notice that Pastor Ted tells the congregation virtually every detail of how to receive communion.

It’s also a good example of a lightened version of the Lutheran Liturgy for the Eucharist.

Exceptional Practices of Note:

  • Virtually nothing is left to chance – there are instructions for virtually everything, from how to come forward to how to return to your seat and everything in between.
  • The non-alcoholic cup is the first cup offered – there is therefore no perceived pressure to take the wine.
  • There is a gluten-free option.

Our thanks to:

Pastor Ted Carnahan
Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Holdrege, Nebraska
March 30, 2014