THE SHARING OF THE BREAD AND WINE
The Presiding Minister breaks the bread.
The bread which we break,
is a communion in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body,
because we all share the one bread.
The Presiding Minister lifts the cup.
The cup of blessing which we bless,
is a communion in the blood of Christ.
God’s holy gifts for all God’s people.
Jesus Christ is holy,
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The Presiding Minister, the ministers and the people receive communion.
The sacrament is administered with these words
The body of Christ, the bread of life. Amen.
The blood of Christ, the true vine. Amen.
Those who do not wish to receive communion may be given a blessing.
Silence is kept.
A hymn may be sung.
Any consecrated bread and wine which is not required for purposes of communion is to be consumed reverently at the end of the service.