Communion at UniLu

Communion at UniLu

People of all ages are welcome at our Holy Communion table, where Christ is both host and meal.

Communion at the Bread + Belonging Service (9 am)

We commune standing, forming a large circle around the room.

When you receive communion, the pastor or assisting minister will first place bread into your open hand. Gluten-free wafers are also available; simply let the bread-bearer know if you need one.

After that, communion assistants will offer you grape juice in one of two chalices. Dip (intinct) your piece of bread in one, or your gluten-free wafer in the other.

Communion at the Choral Eucharist Service (10 am summer, 10:30 am fall-spring)

We commune standing in a circle. Communion is shared in several groups, one at a time, that form around the altar and extend to the floor; if you prefer not to navigate the steps to the chancel, you don’t need to do so. The pastor will explain when to come up to the altar during the service. When you do, if you prefer to use an individual cup for your wine or grape juice, pick one up from the trays at the front of the center aisle.

When you receive communion, the pastor or assisting minister will first place bread into your open hand. Gluten-free wafers are also available; simply let the bread-bearer know if you need one.

After that, communion assistants will offer you wine in a common cup, wine in a metal pouring chalice, or grape juice. If you choose the common cup, you may sip from it or intinct (dip) your bread into it. If you choose one of the pouring chalices, use the individual cup you picked up on your way to the circle. Wine is in the metal chalice; grape juice is in the pottery chalice.

A communion server will gesture when it is time to return to your seat. If you have used an individual cup, place it on one of the tray tables at the foot of the stairs as you head back to your pew.

Anyone preferring not to receive communion is welcome to either come forward and receive a blessing, or to remain seated in the pew and join in the singing of hymns.

Taste and see that the Lord is good!