The pastor pronounces the blessing of the Lord on the congregation. (Numbers 6:24-26)

Salutation and Benedicamus

The Pastor greets the congregation, “The Lord be with you.”  (Ruth 2:4) The congregation responds, “And with thy spirit.”  (2 Timothy 4:22) The pastor and the congregation bless and thank the Lord.  (Psalm 103:1)


The pastor leads the congregation in a prayer of thanksgiving for the gifts that the Lord has granted through the Lord’s Supper.  (Psalm 107:1)

Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon)

Having received the Savior of the world personally, the people praise the Lord as they prepare to depart in peace.  (Luke 2:29-32)


The communicants approach the altar to receive the true body and the true blood of their Lord and Savior for the forgiveness of their sins and for the strengthening of their faith.