Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
— MATTHEW 26:26-30
What is Communion?
Jesus himself instituted the sacrament of Communion, as a means by which his followers might remember his sacrifice, express unity among themselves, and commit to participate in his mission on the earth. All Christians are welcome to receive the Communion bread and win at Trinity Dallas. If you do not wish to receive Communion, please receive a prayer of blessing. Gluten free wafers are available. Communion is received the first Sunday of the month and on special church holidays as a holy and sacred moment in the service.
What Does Communion Represent?
The Communion meal has a multi-faceted symbolism. It is used to:
- Accept Christ’s invitation to share in His life and purpose
- Express unity with Christ and all His people gathered at the Table
- Know equality of and justice for all in Christ
- Thank God for all He has done for his people
- Join with Christ as a living sacrifice to God
- Offer praise to God through Christ
- Recommit to covenant faithfulness
- Share in the Trinitarian mystery of Christ and his Bride (the church)
- Look for Christ’s return, redemption, and reign
Because all Christians are welcome to receive Communion, you do not need to be a member at Trinity Dallas in order to come to the Lord’s Table. The Bible teaches us to, do this in remembrance of me (Christ)…This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this,… in remembrance of me. A person should examine him or herself before eating of the bread and drinking of the cup. I Corinthians 11: 24, 25, 28
Communion is received by either coming forward to the alter as directed by the usher team. Or seated as the elements are given to you when entering the church or disrupted by the usher team during the service.