Question: How are they that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper to prepare themselves before they come unto it?
Answer: They that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper are, before they come, to prepare themselves thereunto, by examining themselves of their being in Christ, of their sins and wants; of the truth and measure of their knowledge, faith, repentance; love to God and the brethren, charity to all men, forgiving those that have done them wrong; of their desires after Christ, and of their new obedience; and by renewing the exercise of these graces, by serious meditation, and fervent prayer. (Westminster Larger Catechism, Q&A #171)
As both churches have recently voted to merge into one new church, the elders continue to meet to work through all the specific details of accomplishing that great task. As one church member recently noted (paraphrased): “We see so much division all around us with churches fighting and splitting over the smallest of issues; it is wonderful to be able to recognize all that we have in common and join together as one in Christ.” Please continue to pray for this work,