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Communion Bread Recipe

Baking communion bread for weekly Sunday worship, as well as for festival seasons, is a spiritual practice. It connects you to God, Jesus and to others. Through baking communion bread, we pray for those who will receive the bread in the name of Jesus who says, “The body of Christ given for you.” Families are encouraged to make communion bread as a way for families to practice their faith together.

If you would like to bake communion bread for worship, please contact the church office to be put on the schedule. You will need to bake communion bread every three to six weeks.

Communion Bread Ingredients

1 cup whole-wheat flour 
¼ cup white flour 
1 ½ Tablespoon shortening (butter) 
¼ plus 1/8 teaspoon salt 
¼ plus 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda 
1 ½ Tablespoon Honey 
Scant ½ cup of water 

Instructions on how to make communion bread

  • Wash hands and table top.
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add shortening.
  • ‘Cut’ shortening into flour mixture with pastry blender or fork.
  • Add honey and part of the water.
  • Mix together with hands.
  • Add remaining water until dough forms.
  • Add small amounts of flour if dough is very sticky.
  • Sprinkle additional flour on table.
  • Knead dough ball.
  • Split ball into 2 or 3 portions.
  • Form a ball with each portion.
  • Pat balls into round disc shapes.
  • Flatten until about ½ inch thick.
  • ‘Score’ lines in dough to form a grid.
  • Use a form to press a cross in center of each disc. 
  • Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. 
  • Place on rack to cool. 

Communion bread needs to be made by Friday each week because most communion stewards set up communion on Saturday.  Please note: there is a plastic container in the small refrigerator’s freezer in the room off the altar on the south side for you to put the bread in.  The bread needs to be in plastic bag before it gets put in the container.