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Priesthood of the LDS church certainly take the Sacrament to the sick and the elderly. In some cases they will attend nursing homes and hospitals and hold a service if the numbers warrant it.
Sometimes it's a congregation-by-congregation thing. At one time I attended a church in the URCNA denomination that followed this practice for many years; at some point a new pastor convinced the elders to cease the practice on the grounds of lack of Biblical support.
Sure. I would add that The Episcopal Church encourages a Lay Eucharistic Ministry by which parishioners are charged with administration of the sacrament to the homebound.
It is common in the Christian Churches, Churches of Christ, and Disciples of Christ. These are part of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.
The Church of England does this. It's an important part of the clergy's ministry to their little bit of the country — and they will go to anyone resident in the parish who would receive communion in the Church of England but can't (so it's not restricted to actual members of the Church of England). Although the Church of England is the established ...
The late John Wimber started a group of churches called the Vineyard Fellowship, and at least two of the fellowships I've attended had a special time Sunday evenings where they allowed God to move among them with the gifts of 1 Cor. 12 in the order of 1 Cor. 14, in which that passage appears. You may find these kinds of occurrences among charismatic ...
I have never seen "young" elders in churches in Africa.Naturally, those who are older in age tend to be elders in church because they are believed to have the experience to lead.But youth groups are also very popular.
The benefit of having hard core evidence that you do actually THINK of Jesus. Or should I take your word for it? I guess you can think of any scapegoat to get yourself out of any commandment in the Bible. Except taking communion - remembering Christ Jesus. It is in fact Holy. 1 Corinthians 11:27 NET, for Catholicism and Protestantism. For this reason, ...
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