The Holy Eucharist

At the center of our life as a Christian community is the Holy Eucharist, also known as Communion or the Lord’s Supper. The word “Eucharist” comes from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”. We receive bread and wine that have been blessed in our worship service, following Jesus’ command set out in the Gospels to do this in memory of him. We believe that the Eucharist is a sacrament, meaning a channel of God’s love. When we eat the bread and drink the wine in faith, then we believe that Jesus is really present, strengthening and guiding us in deep ways beyond our understanding. You don’t have to be a member of St. Alexis or an Episcopalian to receive communion with us. All who seek to follow Christ are invited (but certainly not required), to receive communion when you worship with us.