Holy Communion, sometimes called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist is given to believing disciples of Jesus, as a memorial of His sacrificial death and the new covenant in His blood, as denoted by the elements of bread and wine or grape juice. Consider the following scriptures related to communion.
- And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
I Corinthians 11:23-26
- For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Mountainview Church celebrates communion as part of our Sunday gatherings on the last Sunday of the month.