Sacraments

Sacraments


There are two sacraments in the Presbyterian Church: baptism and communion.


Baptism: Baptism is the sign and seal of God’s grace and covenant in Christ. The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. When we are baptized as children of God, we become a part of the worldwide family of faith. The congregation promises to nurture its children in the Christian life, and the Session of the church arranges for Sunday school classes and youth programs. 

To schedule a baptism, please contact the pastor.

Communion: The Lord’s Supper is the sign and seal of eating and drinking in communion with the crucified and risen Lord. Anyone who has been baptized is welcome to take communion at NSPC. During communion, we remember that during his earthly ministry, Jesus shared meals with his followers and sat at dinner tables as a sign of acceptance of the sinner and the outcast. In the last meal before his death, Jesus took bread and wine and shared them with his disciples, and said, “This is my body broken for you” and “This is my blood shed for you.”

As we take the elements, we remember that Christ died for us and rose again for us, granting us salvation. We are brought into Christ’s presence and fed spiritually by him each time we invoke his presence and power as we gather at his Table. 

Communion is served the first Sunday of every month at NSPC.



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