At 6:00 pm on Friday April 10, Northview will host its first Good Friday Service on-line. During this service, we’ll be encouraging participants to take communion together at home, so we are giving you almost a week’s advance notice, so that you can have supplies ready!
Communion (the Lord’s Supper) is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus to remember his sacrifice for us and to be a symbol of the new covenant. Communion is about Jesus. It remembers, celebrates and declares Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
The elements of bread and wine/juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not how we become reconciled to God, rather, it is an expression of our reconciliation with God that we have through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. It is an act that we are instructed to participate in regularly and when we are gathered (see scripture references below). So as we gather online this Easter season let us remember Christ’s great sacrifice by participating in this way.
Everyone is welcome to join in the service (to participate in the worship songs and hear the story of Jesus’ death on the cross on our behalf), but we would encourage you to consider how you should participate in the communion meal.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, please be prepared with the necessary elements prior to the service and join in. If you are not in the place where you consider Christ your Savior then we would ask that you simply observe us participate and know that our hope and prayer is that you may join with us one day.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR COMMUNION ONLINE
Prepare Grape Juice or some other beverage that symbolizes Christ’s blood.
Prepare Bread or Baked Crackers
Be Ready at Home with the Grape Juice and Crackers
Wait For It…
During the service one of our pastors will lead us through the partaking of communion together in a worthy manner.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:16-29;