The Lord’s Supper
Jesus gave a specific way in which He wished to be remembered. Meeting with His disciples immediately prior to His arrest and crucifixion, the disciples were expecting go through the ancient ritual of the Passover which they had likely observed, annually, all through their lives. But Jesus gave new meaning to the Passover observance as He declared the bread to represent His body and the cup to represent His blood. The Apostle Paul (I Corinthians 11:23-28) explained that whenever we gather at the Lord’s Supper we “proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” The Lord’s Supper is a powerful reminder of Jesus, God’s Son, giving His very life’s blood on Calvary’s center cross to provide cleansing for our sin.
The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, is observed at the conclusion of our morning service on the first Sunday of each month. Participation is open to all who have confessed Jesus as Lord and are seeking to faithfully and obediently walk as His disciples. Those who are not members and those who are visitors to FBC are welcome to share. We highlight the importance of Paul’s direction to let “a man examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” If someone is not a follower of Jesus Christ, we request that they refrain from eating of the bread or drinking the cup but that they remain with us as an observer of what takes place.
By request of those who have previously attended FBC, the Lord’s Supper is also held in hospital rooms, care facilities and in private homes for those no longer able to attend our Sunday morning gatherings.
Funerals and Memorials
In Psalm 23:4 David wrote “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” It is truly a great comfort to know that there is no point in our lives that God says “you are going to walk this alone.” Even in death we know God is with us.
Faith Bible Church considers it a privilege to be a help to all who are grieving. Funeral and Memorial services are conducted, without charge, by our pastor for both those who have attended FBC and for those from the wider community.
Please contact Pastor Jim Barber at 204-333-2486 to make arrangements.