Have the “Lord’s Supper-Holy Communion” in your home and online! Simple, step by step. Opening statement: In these critical days worldwide with many churches not meeting in person and many millions of people and families isolated and homebound, this is the time. It is time to empower you to carry out the commands of Jesus so that you can minister to your family in person. Also you can get your extended family and friends to join with you in experiencing Holy Communion-Lords Supper online. There is an awesome blessing in store for you and others.
I have felt that Jesus wants me to share in a simple way how you can minister the Lord’s Supper. You can arrange a time at your home for a private celebration as well as a time for a livestream via social media so that others can join in.
I would suggest you have a short welcome and overview of what you are going to be doing and why. I would suggest you can sit in a circle in chairs or on the floor reclining on pillows.
It would be good to read the scriptures about what happened with Jesus and the disciples. The scriptures are in Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34.
I have chosen to use here: “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:26-30
Most people have some type of bread, breadsticks or crackers. Have a nice piece of bread on a special plate that all can see. Take the bread and break it. Give to each person and ask the viewers to do this with you.
After serving others, have a prayer of thanks to Jesus for His body given for us. I would suggest saying as you serve… “The Body of Christ!” Now pray! As others pray I like to mention different parts of the Body of Jesus and thank Him for His feet… hands… eyes… arms… chest…voice, etc. There could be tears or rejoicing and all together we express our thanks and remember the Life of Jesus.
Now take the wine, non-fermented grape juice or some other drink and place it in the center of the group. Even water will do if that is all you have. Remember Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding in Cana. Jesus can do the same if necessary. So feel free to use whatever you have.
I prefer to have everyone drink from the same larger cup or you can pour into smaller cups. Give thanks to Jesus as you pray. I suggest saying, “The Blood of Jesus Christ.”
Then have a prayer of thanks and praise to Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Discuss the cross and the shed Blood of Jesus…
At this point Jesus mentions that this is the New Covenant of His Blood shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:48; Mark14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:20. Praise and give thanks for this His Holy Sacrifice for our salvation. Glory.
Sing Psalms: Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26. It was common to sing Psalms 113-118. Psalm 118 is very powerful. You can add other songs as you feel led.
I would suggest that you now have a prayer of blessing upon those gathered with you. Also ask everyone to pray a prayer of salvation out loud and repeat it after you. This will help people who want to receive Jesus, but don’t know how to pray.
“Dear God, I need you and want to know you. As best as I know how I give my life to You. I believe Jesus died for me. Arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and He hears me now. Jesus I want to follow you, I repent and turn from my sins as you give me a new heart. I confess Jesus as my Savior. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, help me to love everyone, I forgive everybody. Lord Jesus show me your way, I truly want to follow you. Make my home in heaven. I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am not ashamed of Jesus. In Jesus name I pray!”
Pilgrim followers of Jesus, Arthur and Denise Blessitt, Luke 18:1 www.blessitt.com God bless you all. Praise Jesus! Glory!