Hello, I was at an ecumenical prayer service for the beginning of a community event. I went in great part because our diocesan bishop was the invited guest speaker.
I knew there would be lots of singing, reading of the bible, and a homily, but I and my family were not expecting to have a “Communion Service” too. My kids know that they are Catholic and to not receive a Lutheran Communion because we are not in communion with them as believers.
So we did not go up to receive. However, the option was that we could receive a blessing from the Lutheran pastor. I was a bit unsettled and uncomfortable with the situation, feeling a bit compelled, and did not present myself either way.
BTW, our bishop did not present himself for Communion, nor did he receive a blessing.
Next year, I was wondering if it would be okay to present myself for a blessing here. Any comments?