World Communion Altar

I was debating what to do for my World Communion Sunday altar design when I discovered these two lovely designs by Preaching in Pumps:

After being inspired by her design, I stacked many hymnals on the back of the communion table (to elevate my props) and then covered the table with a worldly-looking table cloth that I got from Home Goods.  I put the Communion cup and plate in the middle and decorated each side with an item from Ten Thousand Villages (a fair trade store).  The right sculpture is a tea light surrounded by a family circle.  The left sculpture, at least in my interpretation, symbolizes the trinity with its three loops, and, because all three loops are connected, unity.

I found an old basket in church storage and covered it with a green table cloth and placed it in front of the altar.  It was pretty easy to fill with bread – it contained only four loaves.  It was a small basket so I did not need to make any adjustments beyond just placing the bread in the basket.

I also made home made communion bread for consumption and display, which you can seen in the third photo below.  You can find the recipe here.

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