Someone asked me if it was ok to partake of the Lord's Supper in private. The question caught me off guard...I've never thought of having it outside of the fellowship of believers. But I can't think of anything wrong with it either, except that communion implies fellowship. I also thought about how the Lord's Supper is often taken to individuals who are not able to join the congregation (the "shut-ins"). If this is ok to do, would it be acceptable also for say, a man and his wife to observe the Lord's Supper privately? One more thought. Traditionally, it has been said that preaching must accompany the Lord's Supper because since it is a symbol of Christ's sacrifice (and not a sacrifice in itself), then one must be reminded each time what the symbol actually symbolizes, else the ordinance has no meaning. What do you think? What does Scripture say about these things?