(very nice if background music is played during this portion of the
Lance: A part of the Christian heritage is the taking of the bread and wine, as
Christ did at the last supper, a coming to the table of God and sharing the very
spiritually significant experience of communion. Groom and Bride have
chosen to take their very first communion as husband and wife in your presence
to acknowledge the place that their spiritual heritage will continue to have in
their new life together.
the Bible tells us, Christ gathered his disciples the evening before his taking
to the cross and shared a meal. This meal was different than the others before
it in that Christ asked that they make special note of the occasion. Christ
knowing of his fate wanted to ensure that each disciple understood that his
presence was not fleeting, that Christ was to remain with them always in their
hearts, souls, and minds. So that they would not forget the unity of spirit, he
asked that they take the bread and wine together in a Spirit of One.
Lance hold up bread and says: Christ said “Even as you eat this bread do so remembering me.”
And they ate of the bread.
Lance hold out bread for Groom and Bride
places the bread on the tongue of Bride , she pauses, chews and swallows,
places the bread on the tongue of Groom , he pauses, chews and swallows,
Lance hold up wine and says: Christ said something like “Even as you drink this wine, do so remembering me.” And they all took of the cup.
Lance hold out wine for Groom and Bride
holds the cup for Bride to drink, she pauses, and swallows,
holds the cup for Groom to drink, he pauses, swallows, and
Lance: The taking of a meal together, especially when remembering the life and
sacrifice of Christ, ensures that we do not forget that we are all one body, one
blood, and one spirit, and that the breaking of bread and sharing of a cup is
more than nourishment or the quenching of thirst, but the sharing of ourselves.
line of singing or 1-2 minutes of appropriate music immediately following