First Communion

Typically, baptized Christians receive some instruction about Holy Communion before receiving the sacrament. The sacrament’s effectiveness does not depend on our understanding, but a better understanding can increase the meaning of the gift. If you are an adult and would like to know more about the Meal before you receive it with us, please contact the pastor.

At FELC, 3rd graders are invited to First Communion instruction in the Spring to prepare for receiving the Meal for the first time on Pentecost each year. Parents, family, and godparents are invited and encouraged to join their children at this instruction. If you are interested in 1st Communion for your child, please contact the church office, and watch for dates to be posted in the new year.