At the Last Supper Jesus shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples. He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to “do this” in remembrance of him. Christ’s sacrifice is made present by the Eucharist, and in it we are united to his one self-offering. The Last Supper provides the basis for the fourfold Eucharistic action of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing. Christ’s body and blood are really present in the sacrament of the Eucharist and received by faith. Christ’s presence is also known in the gathered Eucharistic community.
At Church of Our Saviour all baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion. If you are not baptized or do not want to receive communion, you may still come up to the altar rail. Simply cross your arms in front of your chest and the celebrant will give you a blessings.