what are sacraments?

catsGreat question! “Sacrament” means an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. In other words, it is something tangible that you can see, touch, taste and feel that points to something equally as real, but intangible.  For example, the sacrament of Communion is a regular part of our worship and lets us participate in the reality of the sacrificial death of Christ and the family that is created through our faith in him.  In the broken bread we see his broken body, in the wine we see his blood shed for us, as we share the meal together we do so in the community of faith.  The other sacrament is Baptism, which lets us experience the reality of how the death and resurrection of Christ washes us clean and brings us into the Christian community.