Advance orders are done!
LOCAL PICKUP ORDERS can be picked up anytime
Wed, Dec 22 from 4pm – 7pm or Thurs, Dec 23 from 10am -2 pm.
Didn't get your order in? We have plenty - just stop by during the Local Pickup hours and someone will be glad to pack your order.
Winkler Bakery Lovefeast buns for sale -- $10/doz - limited quantity!
We hope that you will join us in celebrating Christ's birth through our virtual lovefeast on December 24. Our Christmas Eve webcast will be available here, at trinitymoravian.org, in our Facebook group, and our Youtube channel. The webcast will be available starting at 8 am on Christmas Eve, and can be played or replayed at any time after that.
To prepare for being part of the "virtual lovefeast," please prepare a simple meal of juice and cookies, or the traditional lovefeast bun and coffee (see recipes below). Prepare candles by tying a red ribbon around the bottom.
During the webcast, families around the country (and indeed around the world) will be joining your family in our celebration. At the end of the service, light candles and pass them to each member of the family. As we sing the last verse of the last hymn, everyone is asked to raise their lit candles high in praise of the Christ child. Moravians have been doing this on Christmas Eve for 274 years!
Making Your Own Lovefeast Coffee
The Trinity Moravian Church Coffee makers have been using regular Maxwell House coffee for many years. You can use whatever brand of coffee you like, but Starbucks will taste different. Probably most “standard” supermarket coffees (Folgers, 8 O’Clock, etc) will taste similar to the Maxwell House. We use half-and-half for the creamer.
Most home coffee makers will make a pot with eight 8-oz cups.
For each eight-cup pot, add 1/3 cup of sugar and 2/3 cup of half-and-half.
If making by the cup, that’s 2 tsp sugar and 4 tsp half-and-half per cup.
Recipe for MORAVIAN LOVE FEAST BUNS
From Mrs. Lahoma Gray
1 c. Melted Margarine
1-1/2 c. Warm Water
1-1/2 c. Honey or Sugar
4 T. Yeast - dissolved in ½ cup warm water
4 Eggs - beaten
4 T. Frozen Orange Concentrate
2 c. Flour
2 tsp. Salt
2 c. Hot Mashed Potatoes (potato flakes can be used)
2 T. Mace
Cream together the margarine and honey or sugar. Add eggs and frozen orange concentrate. Gradually add mashed potatoes, warm water and yeast. Mix together the flour salt and mace. Make a well in flour mixture and pour in liquid ingredients. Gradually add more flour tap- proximately 5 more cups) to make a dough that can be turned out and kneaded. Knead until spongy and smooth - approximately l0 minutes.
Let rise until double in bulk. Make out into rolls and let rise again.
Bake 350 for about 20 minutes. Brush with melted butter.