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The following ministries received a total of $12,208.40 in 2020 ministry grants from our Mission Endowment Fund: 

  • ELCA Global Church Sponsorship
  • The Literacy Council
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Mercyhealth Pastoral Care Department
  • One Body Collaboratives
  • Stateline Youth for Christ

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August 2021


Communion Bread Recipe

  • 3 c. whole wheat flour                             
  • 1 c. white (all purpose) flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt                                              
  •  1-1.2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 c. cold water
  • 6 T. molasses or honey (a combination of the two works well)

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Mix vegetable oil, cold water, and honey/molasses combination together, then add to dry ingredients and mix well.  Knead about 2 minutes on a lightly floured surface.  Divide into six equal parts.  Roll each part out into a 6 to 7 inch circle.  Flatten as needed.  Press a knife in the center of each loaf to make the mark of a cross.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees on an ungreased baking sheet.  Makes 6 loaves.