Holy Communion is the Sacrament by which the People of God are nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ and strengthened to do their work out in the world. Holy Communion is offered every Sunday, where we celebrate the Holy Eucharist (also called the Lord’s Supper, the Mass, or the Divine Liturgy) as the central act of Christian worship. In the Episcopal Church, all baptized persons, regardless of age or church background, are welcome to receive Communion. Both bread and wine are always offered, but some choose to receive one element and not the other. (We also offer gluten-free bread to those who are unable to tolerate wheat.) Specially trained ministers also take Holy Communion to members of our congregation who are sick or unable to attend Sunday worship at church. The Book of Common Prayer encourages us to prepare ourselves to receive Communion by examining our lives, repenting of our sins, and being in love and charity with all people.