OUR LIFE IN CHRIST story: Through Holy Baptism, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we are brought to faith in Jesus our Lord and Savior, who redeemed us, by His death on the cross, through His Word, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and in regular worship we are strengthened until that great day when we shall rise to eternal life with the King of Kings.
When we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion we eat the body of and drink the blood of Jesus. A chalice is a symbol used to symbolize the drinking of the blood of Jesus poured out for us on the cross.
"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke It, and gave It to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, "Drink from it all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:26-28.