Who can partake of communion?

Presbyterians practice open communion.  The Lord’s Table is open to all that believe in Jesus Christ as their savior.

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How often do we have communion?

In the Presbyterian Church, you are only required to have communion quarterly.
What does our church do?

  • The session determines how often we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  (Book of Order, W-3.3101, 5)
  • The First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred will have communion monthly beginning with March 2018.
  • Special times
    • Ash Wednesday we will have communion and the imposing of ashes
    • Other times as approved by Session.

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Updated December 17, 2018



“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes."   

First Corinthians 11:26​

Communion in the Presbyterian Church

Who can serve communion?

Any elder in the Presbyterian Church.  Once an elder, always an elder. 

  • There are two types of elders: the teaching elder (pastor) and the ruling elder.
  • Ruling elders retain their ordination for life, even though they serve fixed terms, and thus may serve communion.