Each week, on the Sabbath Day, we partake of the sacred bread and water of the sacrament to remember our baptismal covenant, to repent and be cleansed of our sins, and to remember Jesus. We remember our covenant: to keep His commandments and to take His name upon us.
Some members may view the sacrament ordinance as a weekly exercise or ritual that is performed because they are a member of the Church, while others take the opportunity to spiritually participate in this sacred ordinance, to commune with Jesus Christ, and to receive of His Spirit.
The ordinance of the sacrament is performed weekly to provide the opportunity for all to worship Jesus Christ, to remember that He is "The Bread of Life"1, to ponder the Atonement, and to become sanctified. Each week we think, say, and do things which are against God's commandments. Instead of being re-baptized, if we feel sorrow and desire to repent and be forgiven, we do so by partaking of the sacrament.
Not one individual, who is of an age and ability to understand right from wrong, is free from sin each week. Thus it is not only necessary to be able to repent and be cleansed from our weekly sins, but it is also a form of worship to remember Christ's sacrifice, and ponder on the meaning of the symbols of the scrament ordinance.
1. See Christ's Bread of Life discussion found in John 6:22-71