Our worship on November 28 will include the communion service. In preparation for participation in this service, please note the following:
- Due to worship being live-streamed as opposed to in-person, and the safety restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, there will not be a foot washing element presented in our service. However, if there are others in your household with whom you can feasibly share in the foot-washing ceremony, you are encouraged to do so in advance of the service and in preparation for the service.
- Regarding the emblems of the Lord’s sacrifice, you have two options to facilitate participation:
1) On your own, purchase some pure grape juice in advance, as well as some unleavened flatbread or crackers. Alternately, if you wish, you can make a batch of unleavened bread with the easy recipe below;
2) Come to the church (west side) entrance doors by the church office at the following times to pick up an individual grape juice/wafer packet
- Wednesday, November 25 from 11 am to 1 pm
Thursday, November 26 from 5 – 7 pm
Communion Bread Recipe
- 1 cup flour (preferably whole grain)
- ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil
Sift flour and salt together. Pour the water into the oil, but do not stir. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until all the flour is dampened. Roll out to a thickness of approximately 1/8 inch or 3 millimeters. Place on an ungreased, floured baking sheet, and score into bite-size squares. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch carefully during the last few minutes to avoid burning the bread.
(Note: this recipe will make enough to serve 50 people. So if you make it, set aside what you will need to be blessed for the communion service, and then enjoy the rest as a healthy snack, or freeze some for a future communion service.)