How to Prepare for Communion at Home

Communion is an important part of Christian worship. During this time when we can’t meet in person we are doing virtual communion on the first Sunday each month.  To do that you need to prepare the communion elements in your home and have them ready for the communion service. Here’s what you need:

1) Grape juice or wine. If you don’t have that you could try cranberry juice. If possible try to find a fruit juice that is red in color. That better fits the symbolism of Christ’s blood. Prepare enough glasses for people in your family who will take communion.

2) Bread of some kind. You could use small pieces of bread or crackers. Or pieces of tortilla or other flat bread. Any kind of bread will do. Prepare enough small pieces for the members of your family who will take communion.

Get this ready before the beginning of the service. During the service the pastors will officiate communion. When it is time to eat the bread and drink the juice we will all do that together, just as we do at church.

Good Friday 2020

Communion is an important part of Good Friday services. This year we are not able to meet in person, so we are planning on having communion during our on line services.

To do that you need to prepare the communion elements in your home and have them ready the evening of Friday 4/10. Here’s what you need:

1) Grape juice or wine. If you don’t have that you could try cranberry juice. If possible try to find a fruit juice that is red in color. That better fits the symbolism of Christ’s blood. Prepare enough glasses for people in your family who will take communion.

2) Bread of some kind. You could use small pieces of bread or crackers. Or pieces of tortilla or other flat bread. Any kind of bread will do. Prepare enough small pieces for the members of your family who will take communion.

Get this ready before the beginning of the Good Friday service. During the service the pastors will officiate communion. When it is time to eat the bread and drink the juice we will all do that together, just as we do at church.

We are on “stay at home” orders right now. If you go to the grocery store between now and 4/10 please get the supplies you need for communion.

Announcements for 3/29/20

  1. Pastor Cheung is working at home in Texas until the end of April. For church business, please feel free to contact him there.
  2. We kindly ask that brothers and sisters be mindful about the flu season and the recent outbreak of Coronavirus. If you or your child has a fever or other serious flu symptoms, please stay home to rest and don’t attend any activities. Travelers returning from high risk countries, please stay home for 14 days in self-quarantine. See our church website for details.
  3. Please see the announcement here about communion on Good Friday.
  4. We are in the process of setting up on line offerings. Please see the message below from our church treasurer.

Hello brothers and sisters,

May The Almighty Lord’s peace be with each and everyone of you. Due to current health concern, we are unable to worship at church. It has been brought up that some of you are wondering how to give to PCCMA in this trying time. Thank the Lord for moving you and your generosity! As of this writing, there is only one way to give to PCCMA. Please mail your check to this address.

Portland Chinese C&MA Church c/o Finance Department
5016 SE 74th Ave,
Portland, OR 97206

Please do not mail cash. We are in the process of setting up online offering. Due to heavy demand, the vendor we chose has been overwhelmed. We will keep you posted. Thank you for your patience.

Treasurer,
Vincent Lau