Communion (also known as The Lord’s Supper or The Eucharist) is an ancient Christian practice that churches have been celebrating since the time of Jesus. It’s an opportunity to tell the story of Jesus, re-enact his last supper with his disciples, remember his amazing love for us, and encounter God.
We celebrate communion each Sunday at Haymarket Church. When we celebrate communion, everyone is welcome to participate; no matter what age you are, whether or not you are a member of Haymarket Church (or any church) – you are always welcome to participate in communion, because the communion table belongs to Jesus and Jesus welcomes all people, no matter what.
Communion is a holy and powerful ritual, but for people with food allergies, it can also be a little scary. (Our Pastor has severe food allergies in his family, so he’s very aware of the importance of being aware of ingredients.) If you have food allergies, we always have an option for communion wafers that are gluten-free and free of the top eight major allergens. Simply ask and we will share one of those wafers with you.
So that you can make informed choices, you can find the ingredients for our communion elements here.
All-In-One Communion Kits: Celebration Cup Individual Communion Wafer and Juice Sets (Pre-Packaged cups including juice and wafers, used for socially-distanced worship; increased hygiene in the midst of the pandemic): Juice (Grape Juice from concentrate, water, potassium sorbate, and sodium benzoate), Wafers (bleached flour, water, trace of salt). https://celebrationcup.com
Due to health guidance, these are used at this time in worship.
Juice: Welch’s Grape Juice: GRAPE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, FILTERED WATER, CITRIC ACID (FOR TARTNESS), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, NO PRESERVATIVES, AND NO COLORS ADDED. http://www.welchs.com/products/100-juices
Current Communion Bread (Pita):
Sam’s Choice White Greek Style Pita
Enriched Unbleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Cane Sugar, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Contains 2% or less of each of the following: Soybean Oil, Salt, Calcium Propionate (a preservative), Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sugar Cane Fiber, Enzyme (plant based), Citric Acid (a preservative)
Contains Wheat and Soy.
Allergy Friendly Communion Wafers: Ener-G Communion Wafers: Filtered Water, Sweet Rice Flour, Potato Flour, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Potato Starch, Modified Cellulose, Sunflower Lecithin. https://www.ener-g.com/products/communion-wafers