At St. Aidan's Presbyterian Church we offer two different types of
Communion;Traditional and In the Round. All are welcome to take
communion if you believe in Jesus Christ. Children, with parents
permission, are also welcome.
Traditional: This form of communion highlights that as one body we eat
and drink at one time.
The congregation remains in their seats and awaits being served by
The minister will break bread (the body of Christ) and gives the plates to
the elders who will deliver the bread to the congregation. The bread will
be eaten after the elders have been served as well as the minister.
The minister will then announce "the body of Christ broken for you" at
which time all will participate.
The minister will then bless the cup representing the blood of Christ and
the elders will distribute the wine to the congregation. The juice will not be
drunk until the elders have been served as well as the minister.
The minister will then announce "the blood of Christ poured out for you"
at which time all will participate.
In the round: This form of communion highlights that we all eat from the
same loaf of bread (one body) and dip into the same cup...another symbol
of our unity in Christ. The congregation forms a large circle. After the
blessing of both the bread and the wine, the elders deliver a loaf of bread
(the body of Christ) for you to break off a small piece. Another elder will
follow with the cup of wine (the blood of Christ) so that you can dip your
bread in the wine and partake
The schedule for 2016 is:
January 31 - Round
March 13 - Traditional
April 24 - Round
June 12 -Traditional
Aug 28 - Round
Oct 2 - Traditional
Nov 13 - Round
Dec 18 -Traditional