Well it’s amazing how Protestants do everything in the Bible except believe John 6 about the Eucharist.
I think that’s so strange…:ehh:
In the first place a significant number of Protestants don’t believe that John 6 has anything to do with the Eucharist. They see the references to bread as being on a par with Christ’s references to Himself as Living Water in John Chapter 4. Both passages are seen as affirmations by Christ of His own Deity, with a contrast being made between the Samaritans (who accepted Christ’s claims willingly) and Jewish people (who rejected Him).
That aside: Lutherans and Anglicans believe in the Real Presence of Christ, though they reject the doctrine of transubstantiation as an adequate explanation thereof. (The concept of ‘cosubstantiation’, although used by Catholics to distinguish between Lutheran versus Roman Catholic ideas of how Christ is really present in the Eucharist, is NOT a term used by many Lutherans, I think). Anglicans like to say something like:
His were the hand that bread did brake;
His were the Word that spake;
And what that Word did make it,
This I believe and take it.
And many Protestants believe that Christ is really, specially, and uniquely present and spiritually received by communicants during Holy Communion services; and because of that can be likened in some fashion to bread and wine. They just don’t believe that Christ somehow becomes part of the elements of the physical bread and wine used in those services.
A great many churches I have been in do in fact appoint either the minister or a group of elders to do hospital visitations for the purpose of praying for and encouraging the sick and elderly. In most cases oil is available if the person requests it, and in some denominations (especially Pentecostals) the use of annointing oil is very common. Some such groups even use it during regular worship, during what is frequently deemed a ‘healing service’.