Some Thoughts for Home Communion Services
When sharing communion in homes please remember:
- The Bible does not give a detailed description of an “order of communion services.” This means that the Lord intends His people to have freedom in how they practice communion. Do not be afraid of messing anything up!
- The goal of communion is to celebrate! In Communion, we look back to Christ’s sacrifice, celebrate His resurrection and look forward to our ultimate victory in Him. There is no reason to be somber but every reason to be joyful!
- Communion is a community event. Christians share in communion with Christ and with one another. Acknowledge those in the room taking it with you. Also remember that even though other Christians are not physically present as you take the bread and cup, all Christians share in the one Body of Christ. Remember those meeting in houses around the community, the nation, and the world!
A suggested procedure when celebrating communion in homes:
- Read at least one passage of Scripture.
Here’s a list of Scriptures that you might consider choosing to read from:
Exodus 15:13-18; Psalm 2:1-12; Psalm 16:5-11; Psalm 23:1-6; 1-10; Psalm 32:1-7; Isaiah 53:4-12; Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-21; 1Corinthians 11:23-26; Ephesians 1:3-10; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 9:11-14; Hebrews 10:11-18; Revelation 5:9-10
- Pray a prayer of thanksgiving.
Thank Jesus for saving us. Thank God for our hope. Ask a blessing on the bread and the cup.
- Pass out the bread and cup.
If you want to, feel free to verbally acknowledge both the bread and the cup by saying something like “The body of Christ broken for us” and “The blood of Christ shed for us” as you are passing them out. Eat the bread and drink the cup together.
- Close with a prayer.
Pray for each person present by name. Pray for their faith and health. Pray for Jesus to come back soon!
Listen to “In Remembrance of Me” (by Cheri Keaggy) to set the proper mood for communion.
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