Redeemer Lutheran Church



       A Congregation of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:26 - 28

Rev. John Drosendahl  - 22531 LA-1088  Mandeville, LA 70448 -  (985) 674-0377



of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession

Holy Communion at Redeemer

                    Holy Communion is offered weekly in the confession and glad confidence that with the bread and wine we also truly receive the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through the gift of Communion, the Lord bestows on us the forgiveness of sins and strengthens our union with Him and with one another.

Our Lord desires that those who commune should know and believe what they are receiving in Holy Communion (1 Corinthians 11:29), should be instructed in God's Word so that they can properly examine themselves prior to communing (1 Corinthians 11:28), and should be united as one body in the faith (Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 10:17).

Out of our heartfelt desire that all who commune at this altar be well prepared for Holy Communion, this congregation practices "closed communion." All who are presently confirmed members in a congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod are invited to join us in Communion. All other Christian guests are invited to come forward for a spoken blessing (please cross your arms to indicate you have come for a blessing). We ask that all visitors wishing to receive Holy Communion please speak with our Pastor prior to the service.This Biblical practice of Closed Communion is not to offend, but to lovingly guard and protect the Spiritual well-being of all.


For further study, please see Matthew 26:26-28 and 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 11:23-29.

Adult information classes, which serve as preparation for Holy Communion, are offered upon request, and can be arranged to accommodate your schedule.



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