16. The Lord's Supper

16. The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper is a participation in the emblems of the body and

blood of Jesus as an expression of faith in Him, our Lord and Saviour. In

this experience of communion Christ is present to meet and strengthen His

people. As we partake, we joyfully proclaim the Lord’s death until He

comes again. Preparation for the Supper includes self-examination,

repentance, and confession. The Master ordained the service of footwashing

to signify renewed cleansing, to express a willingness to serve

one another in Christlike humility, and to unite our hearts in love. The

communion service is open to all believing Christians. (Matt 26:17-30;

John 6:48-63; 13:1-17; 1 Cor 10:16, 17; 11:23-30; Rev 3:20.)