Pastor Nathan will be leading a series of classes on the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The classes are for both elementary school students AND their parents. Parents are heavily involved in the learning process and ought to attend with their child. On Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018, we will have a Passover Meal for the families and First Communion will take place during the Maundy Thursday worship service.
Since the 1980’s, first Communion here at Gethsemane has taken place at the fifth grade level. The trend in the Church is to move to a younger age, especially since the Roman Catholic Church has set First Communion at the second grade level. Right now, we leave it up to the parents to determine when their children should begin receiving Holy Communion. The guidelines are that the communicant: 1) is a baptized member of the Church; and 2) has some sense that they are receiving Christ in the Sacrament.
March 4 Sunday 10:00 am Meanings
March 11 Sunday 10:00 am Scriptures and Passover
March 18 Sunday 10:00 am Sacraments
March 25 Sunday 10:00 am Forgiveness
March 28 Wednesday 6:30 pm Bread-baking and Set-up
March 29 Thursday 5:15 pm Passover Meal for family
March 29 Thursday 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Worship with First Communion