In our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we call it the Holy Communion--communing with one another and with the Lord. On many occasions I had shared with folks at Trinity that I only have one sermon, and it is about a cross (I Cor. 1:18).
I believe the Holy Communion has through faith, great power for our soul and body. It is indicated in I Corinthians 11 that some of the Corinthians were taking the cup and the bread unworthily. They were just eating/drinking and missing what it was all about. Their sicknesses were not being healed. Some died before their time. They were not grasping the meaning of His Body and their relationship with one another. There was division in the church. Fussing and quarreling among the church members. It was as if they were cut off from the forgiveness and healing the Lord could give in Holy Communion.
So we receive Holy Communion believing in the Lord's presence to heal and forgive. We love to take the Holy Communion. We love to take it often for many reasons, not the least of which it is a sacrament, a point of contact, to release our faith to God and love the brethren--to heal and forgive. Communion is the Lord's Table--He set the table. His grace! We do not need a list of items to check off to receive His grace. He welcomes all who desire to come to know Him deeply and share in His life.
That's what I believe the Holy Communion means to us at Trinity. We can experience healing and forgiveness every time we share. It is the cross and the Blood of Jesus cleansing us from all sin (I John 1:9). That is the meaning and reality of the words,
"This is my Body and Blood I give to you"
In Christ alone,