My sister is a member of an RPCNA church where they have communion
twice a year, starting with a Saturday evening service, then
communion in the a.m. on the Sabbath, then a thanksgiving service
Sabbath evening, usually with a visiting "communion assistant".
The church I've been attending (RPCNA) has communion once a month, in
the afternoon service. The congregation is always advised the week
before communion to prepare by self-examination and renewed
repentance, meditating soberly on the work of Christ. I haven't been
to any nine-hour services yet!
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> I grew up in the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) Church in
> Hopkinton, Iowa, where we had Thursday Preparatory Service (at
> am - I was excused from school) - and Friday Preparatory Service
> 7:30 pm) - and Saturday Preparatory Service (at 3:30 pm after 2:00
> pm Communicants' Membership Class) - Sabbath am Communion Service -
> (at 11:00 am) - Sabbath evening Thanksgiving Service - (at 7:30
> and Monday morning Thanksgiving Service - (at 10:00 am - I was
> excused from school) - all this with the preaching of a visiting
> pastor called a "Communion Assistant".
> Ray Joseph