A Jilin church conducted a communion service on December 5, the second Sunday in Advent.
In the morning, the staff of Haikou Road Church in Changchun emerged in the church early to help with maintaining the COVID-19 restrictions and measures, including checking the health codes, measuring the believers’ temperature, registering their information, and ensuring that all attendees were wearing masks, according to the church.
After the choir performed the hymn "I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary", Senior Pastor Yan Peng preached a sermon, citing Malachi 1:1-8. He said as God gave up his beloved Son for us, we couldn’t deny His love. After being taken captive to Babylon in 586, Jews did not perish, which showed God's love and discipline, the pastor added.
After Yan consecrated the bread and cup, Christians received them.
The communion service concluded with a blessing from the pastor.
- Translated by Abigail Wu