#21. The ordinance of the Lord's Supper commemorates the Savior’s death as the Lamb of God (thus replacing the Passover service); participation by members of the body is essential to Christian growth and fellowship. It is to be preceded by the ordinance of foot washing as a preparation for this solemn service. (Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:23-30; John 1:29; 6:48-56; 13:1-17)