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Pre-Filled Communion Cups
« on: June 02, 2020, 09:50:32 AM »
Is anyone using these?  The only ones I am seeing have grape juice (not wine) and am wondering if, I can find them with wine, they are something we should look at for the future.  Thanks.

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Re: Pre-Filled Communion Cups
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 09:53:04 AM »
I am using these and will be using them for shut-ins. World Communion Cups http://www.wccups.com have them available with wine.     
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 10:11:30 AM »
The prepackaged elements hopefully guarantee sanitized delivery of the actual elements.  What preventative measures are used to insure that handling the individual packaging does not spread contamination?

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 10:12:38 AM »
Thank you!  I just had our office person order some.  Last Sunday we did the disposable cup and wafer inside a larger condiment cup but it was kind of awkward.  Plus filling them and taking them out to the country church was a little dicey (my wife held them on a tray in her lap to keep them from spilling).

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Re: Pre-Filled Communion Cups
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 10:16:39 AM »
Extra charge for pre-wrapped epiclesis?

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 10:45:42 AM »
Extra charge for pre-wrapped epiclesis?

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 10:53:05 AM »
We bought two sizes of condiment cups and lids from Gordon food service. Wine goes in the little cup, which you lid and drop into the bigger cup. On top of the little cup you put the wafer. Then put on the bigger lid.

Everything is sealed. You have real wine . Not expensive. Altar guild uses masks and gloves to keep everything sanitary.

Credit goes to my wife for figuring this out.
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Re: Pre-Filled Communion Cups
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 11:03:28 AM »
You can see how we handled communion inside in this video. The black cup is the larger sized condiment cup. We now cap these cups for our indoor communion service, too.

https://youtu.be/z8G2dPwXjLo

The following video shows us using communion kits for our parking lot service.

https://youtu.be/k21RzPBLBvE
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 11:12:12 AM »
This past Sunday was our first Sunday back with in-person services.  I had bought some 2 ounce condiment cups at the local Walmart (the only size in stock) and put a wafer and disposable cup inside each.  The problem is that the disposable communion cup has no lid, and the larger condiment cup was not tall enough to put its lid on once the communion cup was inside it.  So, I ordered the larger 4 ounce size condiment cups from Amazon (which should be here in the next week or so).  But, as my wife pointed out, even with the lid on the larger cup, the communion cup inside will still spill.  Hence, the experiment with the pre-filled cups.

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 11:16:27 AM »
To quote a (fictional) hero of mine, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL SPHINCTER OF HELL?”

It was in my formation as a Lutheran that I developed a devotion to Our Lord in his Eucharistic presence among us. And Lutherans think this a GOOD idea?

“And after we’re done, we’ll pass around the hefty bag so you all can just toss Jesus away since we are more hygienic than Jesus.” ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2020, 11:21:30 AM »
To quote a (fictional) hero of mine, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL SPHINCTER OF HELL?”

It was in my formation as a Lutheran that I developed a devotion to Our Lord in his Eucharistic presence among us. And Lutherans think this a GOOD idea?

“And after we’re done, we’ll pass around the hefty bag so you all can just toss Jesus away since we are more hygienic than Jesus.” ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!

1. Our church has been using disposable cups for years.  Many have.  The pre-filled cups will be no different in that regard.

2. And where does the water go that washes the non-disposable cups/chalice?  Down the drain (sewer) or poured out of the ground (dirt). 

3. Kind of reminds me of those who object to cremation by saying it treats the body with disrespect.  My response (after working for a time in a funeral home): do you know what they do when they embalm a body?

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2020, 11:32:31 AM »
To quote a (fictional) hero of mine, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL SPHINCTER OF HELL?”

It was in my formation as a Lutheran that I developed a devotion to Our Lord in his Eucharistic presence among us. And Lutherans think this a GOOD idea?

“And after we’re done, we’ll pass around the hefty bag so you all can just toss Jesus away since we are more hygienic than Jesus.” ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!

1. Our church has been using disposable cups for years.  Many have.  The pre-filled cups will be no different in that regard.

2. And where does the water go that washes the non-disposable cups/chalice?  Down the drain (sewer) or poured out of the ground (dirt). 

3. Kind of reminds me of those who object to cremation by saying it treats the body with disrespect.  My response (after working for a time in a funeral home): do you know what they do when they embalm a body?

What about the simple stewardship issue of not adding needlessly to the waste stream?

As for pouring out the water onto the ground, it is no longer Sacramental. And as for the sacristy sink, that should be be set to empty into the ground. There is nothing inherently wrong with earth. Remember from whence we are created.

I am simply saying Lutherans can't be stepping around all swole 'cause they have a doctrine of the Real Presence, and then treat the Eucharist like a flippin' McDonald's Happy Meal.
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Re: Pre-Filled Communion Cups
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2020, 11:33:45 AM »
To quote a (fictional) hero of mine, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL SPHINCTER OF HELL?”

It was in my formation as a Lutheran that I developed a devotion to Our Lord in his Eucharistic presence among us. And Lutherans think this a GOOD idea?

“And after we’re done, we’ll pass around the hefty bag so you all can just toss Jesus away since we are more hygienic than Jesus.” ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!

The remaining wine returned to the soil via the garbage truck and the dump?  Interesting collateral damage to tradition...

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2020, 11:43:16 AM »
As for pouring out the water onto the ground, it is no longer Sacramental. And as for the sacristy sink, that should be be set to empty into the ground. There is nothing inherently wrong with earth. Remember from whence we are created.
The sacristies I have been in have had a sacrarium ... draining directly to the earth.

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2020, 11:44:46 AM »
To quote a (fictional) hero of mine, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL SPHINCTER OF HELL?”

It was in my formation as a Lutheran that I developed a devotion to Our Lord in his Eucharistic presence among us. And Lutherans think this a GOOD idea?

“And after we’re done, we’ll pass around the hefty bag so you all can just toss Jesus away since we are more hygienic than Jesus.” ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!

The remaining wine returned to the soil via the garbage truck and the dump?  Interesting collateral damage to tradition...

If you know how a landfill works, then you realize that it doesn’t return.
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