What is communion / the Lord's Supper?
Here's the answer:
Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is a way for us to remember what Jesus did for us.
Communion is when we join together to remember how Jesus sacrificed for us by dying on the cross. Communion is also called the Lord's Supper because we eat together at church just like Jesus did with His disciples the night before He died.
Jesus told us we should continue to eat this special meal of bread and wine (or grape juice) to always remember Him. The bread reminds us of Jesus' body, and the wine reminds us of His blood. Jesus gave His body and His blood away when He died for our sins. He did this to take the punishment we all deserve so that we won't have to be punished when we die, but will go to Heaven with Him.
We should be very serious when we're taking Communion. It's not a time to be silly or to talk to other people. It's a time to pray and thank God for His love and for sending His Son Jesus for us. It's a special time of worship and remembering.
"Then Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to them and said, 'This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do it in memory of me.' In the same way, after the supper he took the cup. He said, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. It is poured out for you'" (Luke 22:19-20).
"When you eat the bread and drink the cup, you are announcing the Lord's death until he comes again" (1 Corinthians 11:26).