What is communion all about?
We endeavour to hold Communion Services one a month, alternating between morning and evening services. This provides an opportunity to any who are unable to make a particular service.
All who love the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour are welcome to partake of communion.
The Bread and Wine are brought around the congregation and served to individuals where they sit. If a person does not wish to partake of communion, then a simple gesture will signal the server to pass by.
At Westgate we use small glasses to hold the communion wine and a small metallic saucer, that sits on top of the glass for ease of distribution, to hold the bread.
We eat the bread together and then partake of the wine, together.
The, ‘wine’ is actually non-alcoholic natural juice.
We celebrate communion, because Jesus told His disciples they were to do so.
On the night that He was betrayed, Jesus took bread and wine and gave them to His disciples. He told them that the bread represented His Body and the wine represented His blood which He was going to shed for the forgiveness of their sins. He knew that we forget things so easily and so He told them to take bread and wine and ‘remember Him’. When we take communion we remember that on the cross of Calvary he took the punishment which we deserved for disobeying God. Because He has taken our punishment, He offers forgiveness to anyone who comes to Him in repentance. The bread and the wine are purely symbols which help us remember the sacrifice of Jesus.