9. “This is my blood”

Paul 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 24:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:15-20; John 6:54

 NARRATOR: At the Eucharist Christians remember the time Jesus told the disciples to remember him. The oldest story of his last meal with his friends is in Paul's instructions to the Corinthians.

We thank you, God, because you”ve shown the holy truth in Christ alone,
and Jesus’ life for following. Your praises ever we shall sing!
O God, your name we glorify, and all our needs you satisfy.
Yet better food to us you send: Christ’s bread and wine, life without end.

We thank you, God, for David’s vine and Jesus’ blood transformed to wine.
You made all things for your name’s sake: grapes to ferment and grain to bake.
O God, your name we glorify, and all our needs you satisfy.
Yet better food than food you send: Christ’s bread and wine, life without end.