In obedience to our Lord’s command and example we observe two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. These are visible expressions of the Gospel given as means of entering and sustaining the Christian Life.
We believe baptism is a “seal” to make clear what God has already done. No ritual with human hands will change the mind of God, but this ritual signifies that this person – whether infant or adult – belongs to God, who has already claimed him or her. Baptism is a very important ritual for Presbyterians, bestowing a life-long identity on the believer, and for us its most important significance is for the parents and the congregation – who promise in baptism to raise that child according to the Christian faith.
Presbyterians believe that the Lord’s Table should be open to all who want to participate, including young children. In breaking bread and drinking wine, Jesus told us to remember him. In this action called Holy Communion, Lord’s Supper, or Eucharist, Christ offers himself to us and we present ourselves to him in worship and adoration.
Holy Communion is generally shared on the first Sunday of each month, as part of a normal Sunday morning worship service.