First Communion Instruction

During Lent we are holding a series of classes on the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The classes are for both elementary school students AND their parents. Parents are heavily involved in the learning process and ought to attend with their child. First Communion will take place during the Palm Sunday worship service.

On Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019, all are invited to attend a Seder Meal at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron. This is an RSVP only event and space is limited. Please contact the church office to RSVP by April 14. Cost is $10 per person.

Since the 1980’s, first Communion here at Gethsemane has taken place at the fifth grade level. The trend in the Church is to move to a younger age, especially since the Roman Catholic Church has set First Communion at the second grade level. Right now, we leave it up to the parents to determine when their children should begin receiving Holy Communion. The guidelines are that the communicant: 1) is a baptized member of the Church; and 2) has some sense that they are receiving Christ in the Sacrament.

2019 Schedule:

March 24         Sunday             10:15 am

March 31         Sunday             10:15 am

April 7             Sunday              10:15 am

April 14           Sunday              9:00 am        Worship & 1st Communion

April 18           Thursday           5:15 pm        Seder Meal at Messiah