Communion!

Today: Sunday, May 3, 2020

 

We celebrate Communion together on-line!

 

The Session has authorized us to celebrate communion today, Sunday, May 3

during our morning worship service.

 

This is in accordance with the Advisory Opinion of

the PCUSA Stated Clerk of the General Assembly

regarding Communion during an Emergency/Pandemic.

 

Please be in prayer

and prepare your hearts and minds

to celebrate the sacrament of holy communion.

 

Here are some instructions for communion:

 

Please gather bread (any type of bread or cracker or cookie will be fine) and grape juice (or any type of juice, wine, or drink is acceptable).

I understand that the Lord is very flexible on the communion elements during a pandemic!

 

Have the bread and the cup ready for our celebration of communion which will come after the meditation and the prayers of the people in our order of worship. We will follow our regular liturgy for communion and you are invited to eat the bread and drink the cup as instructed.

 

For those of you who enjoy our regular communion shortbread

and are so inclined to bake, here is the recipe thanks to Susan Allred

and our Worship Committee!

 

 

 

 

Original Communion Bread Recipe

 

1 stick of butter (not margarine)

1 teaspoon Crisco

1/3 cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 ¾ cups plain flour

2 tablespoons milk

 

Mix melted butter with melted Crisco, sugar, salt and milk.

Stir in flour until mixed well.

Roll dough into a ball and wrap in waxed paper and place in refrigerator for 1 hour (can be shorter time if you need it to be )

 

Remove dough from refrigerator, place it on wax paper and roll as thin as possible. When dough is thin, turn wax paper over onto cookie sheet, removing wax paper. With a pizza roller knife (or whatever you have that is best) cut across and down into small pieces. Bake at 300 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Lift bread from pan with spatula and break along cutting lines.