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Communion Policy


In Holy Communion, the baptized Christian receives the true body and the true blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in, with, and under the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper for the forgiveness of their sins.

Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that we may show forth His death until He comes again in glory.

As a congregation of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, we at Shepherd of the Ridge practice what is known as “close communion.”  We acknowledge that faithful Christians can be found in other Christian denominations. The Lord’s Supper is a confession of the unity of our faith.  By partaking in the Lord’s Supper here, you are uniting yourself with the church’s teaching and confession.  

If you are a visitor or interested in partaking in the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor

before partaking in this Sacrament.  Pastor would love to talk with you about how you can partake in this blessed Sacrament with us. May God bless your worship experience!

What We Believe

We believe what the Word of God teaches and confesses to be true.

Our Christian faith is best summarized by the words of the Apostles' Creed:

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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