Holy Communion… from home!

THIS SUNDAY, May 3, we invite you to receive Holy Communion
from the comfort of home!

Please feel free to join us for “online Communion” by preparing your own bread and grape juice at home.  *Note: In Jesus’ day, Passover/ritual blessings were observed with wine.  United Methodists are sensitive to the needs of those who abstain from alcohol, and so we use unfermented grape juice in our public worship services.  However, if your household has any of the following available for use in Holy Communion you are welcome to use: grape juice, grape juice cocktail, cranberry grape juice, red wine (fermented or unfermented), or even water, if you have none of the above.  For bread, any kind of bread will suffice, including pita, tortilla or even crackers OR view the recipe below shared by one of our members for a gluten-free vegan option! Recipe submitted by Bre and Paula Witt

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN BREAD
1 1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup Teff flour
1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup potato starch
1 cup cornstarch (double potato starch if you can’t eat corn)
1 tapioca flour
4 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. active dry yeast (not RapidRise)
4 tsp. olive oil
3 1/4 cup warm water

DIRECTIONS: Combine all of the above dry ingredients in bowl. Add olive oil and water. Mix with electric mixer 2 minutes (works best if you have a paddle attachment). Pour into 2 well greased loaf pans. Cover with towel and store in a warm place for 50-70 minutes to let rise (batter should take up about 1/2 of pan before rising). Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and cover with aluminum foil. Return to oven and bake for an additional 35-45 minutes. Insert knife into center to test until knife is clean. Slice when cool. Eat within 2 days, or place slices in plastic wrap and freeze. Do not refrigerate as it will dry and become hard. Enjoy!
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