Article 78 — Christian censure
The ministers, elders, and deacons shall mutually exercise Christian censure and shall exhort and kindly admonish one another with regard to the execution of their office.
To the ‘supervision over doctrine and worship’ belongs also the so-called ‘censura morum’ or ‘fraternal censure’.
This is in particular exercised in relation to the execution of the office of the ministers, elders and deacons. They exhort and admonish one another in a brotherly manner.
Usually this ‘fraternal censure’ is exercised prior to the administration of the Lord’s Supper. This may be a good ‘time table’, but our Church Order does not mention any relation with the Lord’s Supper. The point, then, is not whether or not the office-bearer would be able to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, but whether they execute their office in a faithful way.