The Choir at Holy Comforter is comprised of all volunteer members. Under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth French, the choir leads worship on Sunday mornings, special seasonal services, and funerals throughout the year.
The Choir also hosts the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.
The Altar Guild is responsible for the tangible and visible parts of worship and works directly with and under the direction of the Rector.
The Flower Guild is responsible for the flowers in the church and the chapel.
VTS Communion Bread
Origin: Trappist Monks
Mix the following in a large bowl and set aside:
2 cups white flour
1 tsp. salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
Mix the following in a tall cup or a blender (mix well - the ingredients tend to separate)
1 cup milk (1/2 pt.) or 1 cup of water (but skip other water)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until a soft, but not sticky or dry, dough is formed. You may use a blender and dough hooks. Shape large dough ball into a symmetrical shape and cut into 16 equal-sized pieces (cut into fourths, and then cut each quarter into fourths). Lightly flour a cutting board or other surface with wheat flour.
Shape each piece into a round ball and using the palm of your hand, press it into a slightly flat but symmetrical circle. Roll each out on a wheat floured surface with a rolling pin into a round shape.
Cut with the cutter (2 qt lid to a Tupperware pitcher) about 6 inches in diameter. Do not try to re-roll the used dough for Communion Loaves, as it gets very tough. Score the loaves with small biscuit cutter in the center and use a putty knife to make the straight lines all around. (See drawing to left.) Place on a non-stick cookie sheet or one sprayed with PAM.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown (I have found that 8 minutes works in my oven.) Wrap warm loaves in groups of 5.Place in small zip-lock freezer bags. Freeze. Loaves should be used within one month to keep from drying out.
Pumpernickel flour may be used for one cup of the wheat, making the bread moister.
Thank You Very Much
This has been a busy year and all the ushers and representatives have been available and willing. Thank you for your ministry on Sundays and for volunteering for other days you are needed. Your faithfulness does not go unnoticed and is always appreciated.
Church of the Holy Comforter
2911 Woodley Road, Montgomery, AL 36111