A high level of participation and responsibility
Holy Communion is celebrated every week at both institutions. Before the
worship services the inmates set up the worship area with chairs and altar,
and they fill communion cups, fold scripture folders and set out songbooks
and hymnals. During the service members read the lessons, lead the psalm,
offer the prayers, assist in the liturgy and help distribute communion.
The singing is spirited and the visitors from the supporting congregations
are welcomed warmly by the members of the congregation. After the service
the members clean up the communion ware and put everything away. Then they
fellowship with the visitors.