Advent Lutheran Church
1775 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17402

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First Communion


First Communion training is available annually for children 6 years and older or to those in the first grade and above. Parents are encouraged to participate. To sign up, please contact one of the Pastors.

Holy Communion is a gift from God and a special meal of bread and wine/grape juice which is celebrated during worship. Through this meal, baptized Christians receive God’s presence, love, forgiveness, and strength. The First Communion training is composed of four classes generally held during the Sunday School hour during the month of February.

At the completion of communion training, a special Saturday worship event will take place in which children and youth celebrate their First Communion. Family, friends, and the Church are invited to attend this celebration.

Week 1  Free and Undeserved
We learn that our relationship with God begins in baptism and we discover that the gifts that God gives us are free and undeserved.

Week 2  God Will Provide
The story of God saving his people from slavery in Egypt is role played. We learn of the Passover meal which celebrates that God will provide and this understanding becomes the basis for the discussion of Holy Communion in class number 3.

Week 3  Free from Pharaoh to Free from Sin
Before his death, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal and did a new thing when he offered himself to his followers in the bread and wine of Holy Communion. This very first Communion also known as the Last Supper will be enacted by the children.

Week 4  With God's Family at the Table
Previous week’s themes are reviewed and children get to practice how to receive communion. They are given the opportunity to taste a wafer and wine.




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