On the night Jesus was betrayed
by a friend, he took bread and
broke it. He gave it to his disciples saying
"Take and eat, this is my body given for you."
In the same way, he poured wine and gave it
to his disciples saying "This is the blood of
the new covenant poured out for you and for
many for the forgiveness of sins."
Jesus asked us to do this in remembrance of what he has done for us - giving his life.
We share in bread and wine (non-alcoholic in the Methodist Church).
These are symbols of Jesus' body and blood given as a gift of love to all people.
Holy Communion is a "sacrament" ...
a physical practice that signifies a spiritual reality.
When we share in this sacrament, God is present with us in a special way,
unites us with Christ and nourishes our souls.