Holy Communion

One of two sacraments for Lutherans, the other being Baptism. In Holy Communion, also called the Eucharist, Lutherans recall the saving acts of God through Word, bread and wine, and are connected with Christ and with Christians of all times and places. In this sacrament we are fed with the Body and Blood of Christ. - ELCA.org

Grace Lutheran Church serves communion at all services. Gluten-free wafers and grape juice are available. All baptized are welcome to receive communion, no matter what your age. If you have questions about communion, please contact Pastor Olson (345-4248, olsonglc@hickorytech.net) during the week or speak with him before or after a worship service.

Wednesday during Holy Week, Fifth Grade students and their parents gather with Pastor Olson to learn about Holy Communion. During the evening Maundy Thursday service, these students celebrate their deepened understanding of Communion with the congregation.

If you would like to explore this topic, watch a short video here. As a Christian denomination, the ELCA maintains close ties and has adopted full communion relationships with the following church bodies:

   • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
   • United Church of Christ
   • The Episcopal Church (U.S.A)
   • Moravian Church (U.S.A)
   • Reformed Church in America
   • The United Methodist Church 

Learn more about what this “full communion” relationship means by visiting Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations.