Deacons Communion Instructions

Saturday

1. Buy a loaf of white bread. If there is going to be a 9:30 service, buy some pita bread as well.  Also, bring in 2 loaves of bread to “break.”

2. From the Deacon’s closet (keys located with sound system or on pulpit) grab about 6 communion trays (juice holders), 6 communion plates (bread holders), juice, a juice dispenser, and enough cups for about 100-120 pours.

3. Please wash your hands

4. Cut the crust off the bread and prepare approximately 100-120 pieces (adjust as necessary during low attendance summer months or high attendance holidays).  Place a napkin below and on top of the bread, stack and place in fridge.

5. Arrange about 20 cups per tray and pour the juice using the dispenser.  Stack, place lid(s) on trays and place in fridge.

6. Wash and dry juice dispenser, knife, etc.

7. Pour some juice into one of the chalices in the kitchen, cover and place in fridge.

Sunday

Try to visualize what should be there in order to serve communion:

8:30 Service: Place two communion plates and trays along with the chalice in the chapel.  If a loaf of bread was purchased, place that on a plate on the altar as well.

9:30 Service: Place the pita bread and chalice in the chapel.  No other trays of juice or bread are required for this service.

10:30 Service: Place 4 communion plates and trays along with the chalice in the sanctuary.  Also place one of each on the organ in the choir loft.  If a loaf of bread was purchased, place that on a plate on the altar as well.  There is a “map” of how the altar can be set up on the door of the Deacon’s closet.

Clean up and return all supplies to the Deacon's Closet

Rev. 11/07