The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is the joyful feast of the people of God in which we experience Christ’s presence with us. It is one of the two sacraments observed by the Presbyterian Church. At Highland, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and on other special services (including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, the Easter Vigil and Christmas Eve).
We know this sacrament by a variety of names. When we call it the “Lord’s Supper,” we recall how Jesus, on the night before he was put to death, shared bread and wine with his disciples, and spoke of them as his body and blood given to them as signs of the new covenant.
When we call it the “Eucharist,” we recall that this meal is a celebration of thanksgiving, in which we call to mind all that God has done for us and how great God’s love is for us and for all.
When we call it “Communion,” we emphasize that in this meal we have fellowship with Christ and with one another and with all believers in every time and place.
The Presbyterian Church welcomes all to participate in the Lord’s Supper. At Highland, we use gluten-free bread and unfermented grape juice.