An important milestone in the journey of faith is the day that we begin receiving the Lord’s Supper. While the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recognizes that baptism is the entrance to the Lord’s Table, traditionally, most Lutherans have expected a person to receive instruction before joining in the Lord’s Supper. At Grace Lutheran Church, parents are free to determine when their child is ready for this step in their faith life. Most children begin to receive communion around the time they are in second grade, although some join sooner and others later.
Each fall, and occasionally in the spring, First Communion classes are offered for children who are preparing to participate in Holy Communion. Class consists of three 90 minute sessions on Saturday mornings. These classes are normally taught by Pastor Martha. The class material and teaching style is designed to include students who are approximately 5- 12 years of age.
This class is especially designed for children in grades 2-6 who have not already participated in a class.