The video below is a short experience which will end in us taking Communion together. As Jesus instructed, Communion is a celebration which both remembers and honors His death on a cross, and what that death does for us.
In light of that, here are some instructions ahead of time to attempt to do this in a manner fitting for the event it celebrates.
First, if you are not a follower of Jesus, or as a Jesus-follower you have sin known to you in your life to such an extent that it prohibits you from truly being grateful for His death for you, we would urge you to bypass the consumption part of Communion. If either of those is true for you, but in taking Communion you are declaring you are ready to receive the death of Jesus as your payment for sin, please enjoy it with us and celebrate what Jesus has done.
For children, we recommend not taking Communion until they have personally received the salvation offered only by Jesus, and that they can appreciate His death in an age-appropriate way.
As per the elements of bread and juice. In keeping with the Jewish tradition which Jesus was a part of, He used bread and wine. If you don’t in fact have bread or juice available, recognize that those were very common staples in that time. Take the liberty to use other common elements available to you (juice, Gatorade, crackers, chips). It is the remembering of Jesus that is of value here, not the molecular makeup of what you are swallowing.
God bless you as you participate in this manner today, joining literally millions of Jesus followers who are doing the same.