Duck Creek Community Church practices Open Communion, allowing individuals, other than church members, to take the Eucharist, which is also known as the Last Supper or Holy Communion.
The video clip above is an excerpt from the Thanksgiving Service held November 20, 2016, at the church. In the video, Terry Welsh is offering Holy Communion to those in attendance. The tradition at DCCC is to
pass the elements one at a time, the first element being the bread and the second element passed being the cup. Those in attendance hold the element and then take the bread and the cup together in remembrance of Jesus Christ.
Communion is usually offered at the church on the 3rd Sunday of each month. However, in December, Holy Communion will be offered only on December 24 due to the special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 P.M.
Holy Communion is based on the Last Supper shared by Jesus Christ and His disciples, before Christ's crucifixion. Christ broke bread and drank wine with his disciples, and asked them to do this in
remembrance of him. In the New International Version (NIV) Bible, the scripture of Luke 22:17-20 memorializes the origin of the Last Supper.
After taking the cup, he gave thanks
and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
And he took bread,
gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup,
saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.