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Hey Thom, it’d be great to hear how other churches are distributing communion elements. We have a very full 700 seat sanctuary with a time crunch because of numerous services on Sunday morning. I’m often thinking about how we can efficiently distribute elements in a timely manner without makin it feel rushed. More servers I guess is the best way but with numerous services throughout the weekend, that makes it difficult.
In churches where communion elements are passed down the pews, more servers equals faster. Sometimes 10-20 people are needed.
The Anglicans still go to the rail(s) and if the crowd is massive, they will offer it on the side aisles as well but the line is still single file. It goes pretty fast. Howeve,r they don’t seem to worry about the time needed for communion.