Denominations often differ over what they recognize as sacraments. The Presbyterian Church has two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church, symbols of God’s action


The Presbyterian Church recognizes all Baptisms administered by other Christian churches. As there is one body, there is one Baptism. Baptism enacts and seals what the Word proclaims: God’s redeeming grace offered to all people. Baptism is received only once. There are many times in worship, however, when believers acknowledge the grace of God continually at work.

Lord’s Supper

The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all who have been baptized, remembering that access to the Table is not a right conferred upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love. All the baptized faithful are welcome to the Table, and none shall be excluded because of race, sex, age, economic status, social class, handicapping condition, difference of culture or language. Around the Lord’s Table, God’s people are in communion with Christ and with all who belong to Christ. The Lord’s Supper is to be observed on the Lord’s Day, in the regular place of worship, and in a manner suitable to the particular occasion and local congregation.