Figure 3-41.-Preparing for the individual cup method of
INDIVIDUAL CUP.When a chalice is not used in a Protestant
communion service, the individual cup set may be used. This set is composed
of a round base, several metal trays each of which contains 40 small glass or
plastic cups, a metal cover, and metal bread/wafer trays.
Your first task is to fill the small communion cups. NOTE: Your
chaplain may use wine exclusively, grape juice exclusively, or may serve wine
in some cups and grape juice in others. When both are used, follow the in-
structions of your chaplain in filling the individual cups. The cups are best
filled while remaining in the tray. Before filling, check to make certain none
of the cups are stuck in the holes. Several aids for use in filling cups are: a
paper cup bent at the top to form a sharp spout, or a squeeze bottle container
(see figure 3-41).
Great care should be taken not to spill or overfill any cups. If this
happens cups will stick to the tray when the worshipper tries to remove the