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The Lord's Supper is celebrated in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Some churches celebrate it often in a month, some not so often during the year, but no matter how often or how seldom the Lord's Supper is offered, we believe that there are four elements that we receive when we eat the wafer/bread and drink the wine. The words used by way of explanation are that "in, with and under the bread, we receive the body of the Lord"; and that "in, with and under the wine, we receive the blood of the Lord." These are not symbolic of the body and blood, but they are the body and blood - and the bread and wine. We don't understand it, but we accept by faith the words that Jesus spoke on the night He instituted this meal. (Matthew 26:26-28). In the Lutheran Church, the pastor speaks the Words of Institution - which is what the passage from Matthew 26 is known as - and during the speaking of the words and the blessing of the wafers and wine, the miracle occurs.

The Lord's Supper is known as a "sacrament." The definition of that word from dictionary.com is: "A visible sign of an inward grace, especially one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and the Lord's Supper."

At Ascension Lutheran, we celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday at both morning worship services, and also on Monday evening at the 6:00 PM worship service. The Lord's Supper is also celebrated at other special worship services throughout the year.

For more information of this sacrament, please go to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod website.