Welcome to altarguild.org, the website of the Diocesan Altar Guild of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

The new church year begins with the first Sunday in December, December 2nd 2018. Advent is a season of waiting and preperation for the word of God made incarnate in the birth of Christ.

A Third Sunday of Advent Prayer
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins,
let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and
the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

A Prayer For Altar Guild Personnel
Lord, Bless our hands that handle Holy Things:
Let them serve you through the ministry of Our Altar Guild
And in doing so draw us ever closer to Your Holy Spirit

Bread: The Staff Of Life
Bread plays an essential role in our worship. Many parishes are even baking their own communion bread. We have three recipes from congregations baking their own communion bread.

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

Connect With Us
This website is to help provide you — our members, guests and visitors — with up-to-date information and resources to aid you in your ministry. You can help contribute to its development with your feedback, photos, and helpful information! You can contact us through the online contact form here.