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Bread: The Staff Of Life
Bread plays an essential role in our worship. Many parishes are even baking their own communion bread. In our diocese we are fortunate to have a clergy person with an agricultural chaplaincy, in which farmers, millers, bakers and churches all come together to grow, mill, bake and serve communion bread made from flour grown from ancient strains of wheat without irrigation or pesticides.

Please take a look at this Whole Wheat Bread Recipe for Communion Bread @ St. Stephen’s in Belvedere. This bread is made weekly by one of their 4 AG Teams. We have recipes from three churches baking communion bread.
St Paul’s Burlingame – first recipe on the page
St Stephen’s Belvedere – made weekly by one of their 4 AG Teams –third recipe down
Guild teams
Trinity, Menlo Park is baking bread with flour from Honoremill.orgsecond recipe on the page


Join Us Saturday, September 29,
9:30am to 1:30pm,
Grace Cathedral, Chapter Dining Room for our Annual Meeting And Worship.

The Staff of Life: the story of wheat and the Spiritual life
This year we are featuring bread at our Annual Meeting. Come and learn about the essential role that bread played in Jesus’ life and ministry and how it became known as the Staff of Life.

We’ll look at how bread has changed over the centuries and the impact those changes are having on our health, our spiritual life, and on Creation. Come taste and see, yes, we’ll be taste testing!


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