What are the Sacraments?

The Lutheran sacraments are “sacred acts of divine institution.” We confess two sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These sacraments are instituted by Christ and connected with a divine promise of forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection.


Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word. Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matt. 28:19


The Lord's Supper is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink. According to God’s Word, we at Christ The King practice “Communion Fellowship.” Those communing with us have the following four fellowship ties:
1. They are baptized in the name of the Triune God. (Matthew 28:19) 2. They are willing to confess their sins, seeking God’s forgiveness through Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:28) 3. They recognize the real presence of Christ in the blessed bread and wine. (1 Corinthians 11:29) 4. They have a desire to live a God-pleasing life. (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2)
Non-alcoholic wine is available in the center of the trays and is a lighter color than the regular wine. Children receiving communion must be in the 5th grade and have completed the Early Communion Class here at CTK.