Communion

Holy Communion is a special meal we celebrate when we worship. The bread and wine are mysteriously the real presence of Jesus Christ. We celebrate this meal to remind us that we are connected to Christ and to each other.

During COVID 19 we can’t be together physically even though we are together with each other in thoughts and in conversation. At Calvary we have put a lot of thought into how to best honor Holy Communion during this time. We believe that this is God’s meal and when God is giving a meal all people are invited to the meal. At the same time we know that there are so many in our community, both at Calvary and extended community, that are alone and isolated from all others during this pandemic. Communion is meant to be inclusive and something given TO us from God and from each other. There are many who don’t have someone to give communion to them. Because of this we have decided to refrain from communion as part of worship until we are able to include all people whether in worship or through visits.

For those who are sheltering-in-place with others you are welcome to have communion in your home with those you are sheltering with; resources are provided on the website to guide this practice. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Angie Larson at or call the church office at 320-763-5178.

Other resources:

https://leaders.life.church/you-can-take-communion-at-home-or-just-about-anywhere/

http://nwmnsynod.org/assets/Holy-Home-Communion-Booklet-.pdf

http://nwmnsynod.org/assets/Frequently-Asked-Questions-about-in-Home-Communion.pdf