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Pentecostal Communion Service

Pentecostal Communion Service

Rev. Crystal May 19, 2015 0 comments

This is a Pentecostal Communion Service I put together. It can be used to give individual communion to believers who may not be able to attend the regular worship service. This is something I developed in my work as a hospital chaplain.

Communion Service

Chaplain/Minister: God we are here together in your Holy presence, and we want to celebrate communion. We want to remember your birth and death, and we want to remember the mercy, grace, love, peace, forgiveness, and hope you have made available for us. We know communion is for those who believe in Jesus Christ, and want to come closer into your presence. So today we publicly confess our belief in you.

Patient/All: I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and has lived, died, buried, and risen again. I believe the Holy Spirit has come for us as a promise and fulfillment of the prophecy sent by Jesus Christ. I am aware of Acts 2:38-39 when Peter speaks of salvation and says, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Chaplain/Minister: Communion is for us who need strength, forgiveness, mercy, and your grace. We humbly acknowledge our sins and ask for forgiveness. We will pause for a silent moment of prayer, confession, and reflection. [Pause for a silent moment of prayer, confession, and reflection] Let us now say the Lord’s Prayer together.

Patient/All: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, the power, the glory, forever and ever Amen.

Chaplain/Minister: As we read your Word, we know we have the grace and assurance of forgiveness for our sin. You tell us in 1 John 1:19, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Today, we embrace this forgiveness and receive your mercy and grace over our lives before we partake of communion. Lead us into your Spirit, and reveal more of yourself to us today.

Chaplain/Minister: I will now read Luke 22:14-20, And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

1 Corinthians 11:23-32. It says, “For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.”

Chaplain/Minister: Let this juice symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ (Hold Juice). You may drink the juice. Let this bread symbolize the body of Jesus Christ, which was broken for our sins, so that we might have the opportunity to receive salvation. (Hold Bread). You may now eat the bread. Thank you Jesus that we can remember you. Thank you Jesus for your grace, mercy, and salvation. We receive you today, in Jesus name, Amen.

Copyright 2015 Crystal Schmalz

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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