Lay Eucharistic Ministry

First Lutheran Church is once again beginning an important ministry that was postponed due to the pandemic, which is sharing Holy Communion with those who cannot attend church.

Once a month, our congregation’s lay people will carry the consecrated bread and wine from our Sunday service to our homebound members who reside in care facilities or have an illness that prevents them from attending church services.

Holy Communion is not only communion with Christ but also an expression of the Communion of Saints, a tie with fellow members of First Lutheran. Eucharistic ministers are not just from the church; together with the two or three who are gathered, they are the church. In addition, the visit provides an opportunity for personal sharing and meeting our members where they reside. Such fellowship with our siblings has a long history in the Lutheran church.

We need your help to carry out this ministry. FLC is seeking people interested in learning more about becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister. We will provide complete hands-on training, including a prepared short service and the distribution of bread and wine. Training is scheduled to be in April or May this year.

Please contact Pastor Tamika Jancewicz, 410-465-2977, or Ken Danker, 410-375-1295 for more information.