The Remembrance

And He took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying “This is My body given 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, which is poured out for you.” Luke 22: 19-20.

This Remembrance (often known as Communion, or the Breaking of the Bread) takes place between 10:30 and 11:30 every Sunday and is the most important and precious of all church meetings. It is a time of contemplation, as the church meets together to reflect upon what God has done for us through Jesus’ death on the cross, and to thank Him for His wonderful love, mercy and grace towards us.

The service follows the example left by Jesus while He was on this earth (found in Luke 22:19-20). One of the men from the church will take the loaf from the table, give thanks for it and for what it represents (Christ’s body), and then distributes it among members of the church, who will each take part of it. The same man will then do likewise with the wine, which represents Christ’s blood.

Following the bread and wine, there is a period of worship involving both singing and prayer led spontaneously by men from the church. Women should not pray audibly (as taught in 1 Corinthians 14:34) but they may pray silently and take part in the singing. The service ends with some church announcements and a closing prayer. This is followed by a time of informal fellowship and refreshments.

Visitors are more than welcome to attend this service but please note that only church members, (people who have been baptised and added in to the church), are allowed to take the bread, the wine and to participate audibly in prayer (outlined in Acts 2:41-42). Visitors are welcome to join in the singing if they wish to.