Regular Meeting. Project: Home made Granola. Paula will facilitate the project. Everyone will get to take home some yummy and nutritious home made granola.
Kent will provide an introduction to the sacraments of Christianity; what they are and why they are. We’ll come back to this topic periodically in the future.
I’m including here the notes on Sacraments, and the recipe for granola.
INTRODUCTION TO SACRAMENTS:
A good general definition is that a sacrament is “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace” (from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer).
What are the sacraments?
Most Protestants recognize two sacraments: Baptism and Communion, or the Lord’s Supper.
My definition: something that was prophesied or foreshadowed, that Christ commanded or ordained by Word or by His actions, that has both an action to be taken and a promise or stated spiritual result.
Sacraments should be done as exactly as possible according to the plan laid out by Christ and the apostles and made clear in the Old Testament foreshadowing, just as the Tabernacle had to be completed to exact specifications and the worship in the Temple had to follow exact specifications. If you don’t follow the plan, the message and significance can be lost or diluted.
The following are the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church: (We discussed some things about Roman Catholicism in relation to this list)
• Baptism (Christening)
• Confirmation (Chrismation)
• Holy Eucharist (or Holy Communion)
• Penance (Confession)
• Anointing of the Sick
• Holy Orders
What I believe are the sacraments instituted by Christ: (based on my definition of sacrament above)
• Water Baptism
• Holy Spirit Baptism
Your homework: Search the scriptures and see if you agree or disagree with my definition and my list of sacraments. Don’t use Wikipedia or other such sources, use the scripture and PRAYER and let God give you wisdom in this area. We’ll be discussing this later, so if you make notes make sure to bring them with you each week in case the topic comes up. In future meetings I hope to discuss the sacraments individually and why I believe each of the things I mentioned qualifies.
GRANOLA RECIPE: Homemade Granola
10 cups of Old Fashioned Oatmeal
2 cups of wheat germ
2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups powdered milk
3/4 cup of oleo
1 cup of honey
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Mix together first four dry ingredients. Set aside. Melt oleo-add honey, salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Spread on lightly greased cookie sheets and roast for 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Stir half way through roasting.
You may add coconut, raisins, nuts, dried fruit etc. after roasting. Roast an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.