Communion Policy

Holy CommunionMount Zion, as a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, practices closed communion. All visitors who desire to partake of the Sacrament of the Altar are asked to speak to the Pastor prior to the service. The ushers can provide a brochure explaining our communion practice.
          To commune one needs believe that he/she partakes of Jesus Christ’s true body and blood in the Supper; are baptized Christians, instructed in Christian doctrine – The Ten Commandments, the Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, The Office of the Keys and Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar – and have been formally admitted to the fellowship of the Altar and continue in that fellowship as a member of Mt. Zion or another Christian congregation in altar and pulpit fellowship with the LCMS. Those who would like instruction in the Lord’s Supper or the Lutheran Church, please talk to the pastor (233-2299 or

Those communing, receive the body of our Lord in your hand, or by folding your hands indicate to the pastor your desire to be served directly to the mouth. Both the common and individual cups are offered. The center cups have diluted wine for those who medically require it. Near-gluten free wheat hosts are available for those who medically require it.

What is the benefit of this eating and drinking? These words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” Show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given us through these words. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation. (Small Catechism)