Communion at Home with Family Recipe for communion Bread
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 11:26, For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
How many times for this year have you or your church members participated in the sacrament of holy communion? For most leaders, the answer to this question would be not many times due to restrictions.
The question is asked, is there a way to still partake of the Lord's supper often while restricted?
The answer is yes, with a little innovation.
Leaders, you can plan a virtual communion service for your church. Footwashing can take place between family members. Encourage each family to log on to your preferred online platform and partake of the holy communion.
Planning the Virtual Communion Service
Discuss the program with your church leaders and deacons then decide on the best approach for your church. The service should have a sermon, prayers to bless the bread and wine, and optionally you can close it off with a testimony segment.
Each church can decide if they will provide the bread and wine to each household or if each home should bake their own bread and provide their wine. If your church decides that each family should provide their bread, then offer the members a recipe as well as an instructional video so that they can make their bread.
Foot Washing Ceremony
Encourage each family to do this activity together. This gesture can promote unity and togetherness in the home. Foot washing ceremony can be a teachable moment for younger children.
NB: Remember the single persons in your congregation, or the persons living alone and make a special arrangement for them.
The Blessing of the Bread and Wine
Set aside a specific time to bless the bread and wine.
Adventist Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe for 5 persons
Will make approximately (5) pieces of bread. Adjust recipe depending on the size of each family
Materials 1 container with a cover, a rolling pin, a clean plastic ruler approximately 1 1/4" wide, scissors, knife, parchment paper, baking sheet, and a cooking rack, along with the following pre-measured ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 ½ tablespoons water
1/3 teaspoons salt
In the container, put the oil, water, and salt. Cover it and shake well to get a suitable emulsion (even milky white mixture).
Add the flour to a bowl and pour on the liquid mixture.
Knead the flour and form into a "log" shape; cover with a paper towel or kitchen towel and let set for 15-30 minutes.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until even, while trying to maintain a mostly rectangular shape.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper down on the dough and smooth out, removing any air bubbles.
Flip dough (parchment side down) onto a baking sheet.
Using a plastic ruler (approximately 1" to 1 ½" wide) as a guide, cut into even squares with a knife or Pizza cutter. Then, "pierce" each piece diagonally with a fork.
Bake in a 425⁰F preheated oven for 8-12 minutes (oven cooking times vary; do not overcook).
When done, slide bread and parchment paper onto a cooling rack and let cool completely. When cool, pick up by parchment paper and slide into the container.