Sacrament Bread Tray

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Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby jarom1976 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:55 am

I am trying to find a sacrament tray for the bread, that would have a small separate compartment. We have several members in our ward that have very severe allergies. Even if their item they bring with them for the sacrament touches bread, they are unable to partake. We have used plastic baggies in the past to avoid that, however I am not a big fan of baggies in the tray. I thought if there were a tray that had a small separate compartment that would work perfect. There is nothing similar to that that the church provides and my searches have come up in vein on the internet. Anybody looked for something similar to that with any luck?

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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby scgallafent » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:30 am

We purchased some small plastic portion cups with lids. One of the priests breaks the gluten-free bread first, puts a few pieces in each cup, and puts the lid on the cup. One cup is placed on each sacrament tray. When a member needs the gluten-free bread, they open the cup, take a piece out, and replace the lid.

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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby davesudweeks » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:18 am

My daughter's ward has a number of gluten-intolerant members and so they use gluten-free bread for the entire congregation. The Teachers wash the bread trays each Sunday morning before taking them into the Chapel as there are 3 wards in that building.

However, the OP did not mention gluten intolerance so this may not be the problem you are trying to obtain advice on.

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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby drepouille » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:25 pm

Ditto. Some have requested gluten-free bread, while others have requested dairy-free bread. So we buy bread that is free from all allergens (and taste) and serve it to the entire congregation.
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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:16 pm

There's a similar thread from a while ago that discusses this – you might find some helpful ideas: Celiac disease.
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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby Paige75 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:35 am

a brother in our ward brings his own individual bite size piece of bread in a pill box that is then placed on the bread tray. We do not open the pillbox.

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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:06 pm

Paige75 wrote:a brother in our ward brings his own individual bite size piece of bread in a pill box that is then placed on the bread tray. We do not open the pillbox.

However, it sounds like the bread is not broken as part of the sacrament ordinance. That may be problematic from a doctrinal viewpoint.
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Postby lajackson » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:23 pm

russellhltn wrote:However, it sounds like the bread is not broken as part of the sacrament ordinance. That may be problematic from a doctrinal viewpoint.

Administrative, perhaps, but I do not believe it is a problem from a doctrinal viewpoint. I imagine there are few left who know what it was like to partake of the sacrament using something other than bread. That it was not "broken" was never a problem.

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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby nbsouthwick » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:22 pm

Can someone help me out here... is there some guidelines for gluten free sacrament bread? My kid can’t take the bread. Every idea keeps getting shut down to make it so my child and others can partake of the bread in my ward. I have been to wards where they have Chex in a cup for gluten free, but it won’t happen in my ward. Does the church have any guidelines for it so my kids can partake

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Re: Sacrament Bread Tray

Postby russellhltn » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:42 pm

nbsouthwick wrote:Can someone help me out here... is there some guidelines for gluten free sacrament bread? My kid can’t take the bread. Every idea keeps getting shut down to make it so my child and others can partake of the bread in my ward. I have been to wards where they have Chex in a cup for gluten free, but it won’t happen in my ward. Does the church have any guidelines for it so my kids can partake

Refer the leaders to a letter dated March 1, 2013 from the Priesthood department. The bishopric can find it at letters.lds.org.
It authorizes substitutes for the bread.

I couldn't find anything in the Handbook.
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