The liturgical service of Holy Communion is a memorial of the institution of the Lord’s Supper by the Lord Jesus Christ on the night before he was crucified. Indeed, an alternative name for Holy Communion is “The Lord’s Supper”. In the Communion Service we use the words spoken by Jesus during the meal He shared with His disciples.
Luke, who wrote one of the Gospels, recorded what occurred:
“Then he took a loaf of bread; and when he had thanked God for it, he broke it apart and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, given for you. Eat it in remembrance of me.” After supper he gave them another glass of wine, saying, “This wine is the token of God’s new agreement to save you – an agreement sealed with the blood I shall pour out to purchase back your souls.” Luke 22 : 19 – 20 (The Living Bible)
At our Communion Services, we have an 'open table', in that we invite everyone who ‘loves the Lord in sincerity and truth' to share Communion together, as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for each one of us.