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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_breadcommunion bread. We have three recipes from congregations baking their own communion bread.

St. Stephen’s Belvedere
Trinity, Menlo Park
St Paul’s Burlingame


Announcing The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey Homilist For Worship At Our Annual Meeting –
Saturday, September 29

Grace Cathedral, Chapter House Dining Room
Registration 9am • Cost $35

The Diocesan Altar Guild invites you to its Fall Annual Meeting for worship with a Blessing of the Hands and a program, The Staff of Life: with The Rev. Elizabeth De Ruff from Honore Farm and Mill in Marin County. We will have The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey as homilist at the service.

Elizabeth-DeRuffThe Rev. Elizabeth DeRuff has an Agricultural Chaplaincy in which farmers, milers, bakers and churches come together to grow, harvest and mill wheat for communion bread. 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 will have a Blessing of the Hands and celebrate Eucharist with bread made from Honore Mill flour.

abbott baileyThe Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey came to the Diocese of California from St. Andrews Richmond Virginia where she was the rector. Canon Bailey holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, an Anglican Diploma from Berkeley Divinity School, and a Certificate in Liturgical Studies from the Institute of Sacred Music. She will be preaching the homily for the service at the Annual Meeting.

We now have an online payment option, however, with processing fees the registration total is $37.50 and payments can be made by clicking here.

Or if you prefer to pay by check, then click here to print the form and follow the instructions.

Please register by September 18.

For more information on Honoré Mill & Farm visit Honoremill.org


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