Decorating Holy Communion Sleeves 

It's really fun decorating Holy Communion sleeves with a Bible verse and sometime adding a simple image to bless church members who come to Sunday worship services at our serving venue.

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These sleeves or pockets are made of wax paper and usually about 10cm by 10cm or 12cm by 10cm in size. 

The above image was one that was designed with a word rubber stamp and water-coloured flower. As the paper is waxy, not all ink can be used. What we find most suitable is Memento ink, a stamp pad ink from Tsukineko, Japan. It drys fast and does not bleed and is permanent so can use watercolour to brush over.

These are distributed to worshippers together with the cup and bread. Worshippers can store the used empty cups into these decorated sleeves/pockets and throw them into the dustbin after church service.

A few servers and I volunteered to decorate the Holy Comm's sleeves using handwritten encouraging scripture verses at first but writing a few hundred verses a week takes up too much time so we decided to use rubber stamps instead.

Of course, we do occasionally include handwritten notes when we couldn't find a relevant verse. Also doodling an image or two is a fun and meaningful way in decorating Holy Communion sleeves when we are free and relaxed and feeling creative. :-)

Hahaha! Can you spot the mistake above? :-D

Decorating Holy Communion Sleeves For Various Occasions

Normally, we decorated these sleeves as per normal with a verse and image but for special occasion like Christmas and New Year as well as the Chinese Lunar New Year, we specially add a relevant bible verse or blessing and an image related to the occasion.

Here below you can view some of the sleeves decorated for these special events. Just click on the link and it will bring you there. (These pages will be added soon)

  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy New Year
  • Resurrection Sunday
  • Chinese New Year
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • Thanksgiving Sunday

Examples of Decorated Holy Communion's Sleeves

Bible Verses Used for Decorating Holy Communion Sleeves

The LORD has done great things for us.
- Psalm 126:3

You are LOVED beyond measure.
- ref. John 3:16

You are IRREVERSIBLY blessed!
- Numbers 23:20

Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
- Psalm 119:105

He who dwells in the shelter
of the Most High
will rest in the shadow
of the Almighty.
- Psalm 91:1

The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love. 
- Psalm 103:8

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
- Psalm 73:26

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
- Lamentations 3:22-23

Three things will last forever.
and the greatest of these is
- 1 Corinthians 13:13

HE is Good! 

O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
Blessed is the man
who trusts in him.
- Psalm 34:8

The LORD God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer's feet,
And He will make me walk
on my high hills.

- Habakkuk 3:19

For He made Him
who knew no sin
to be sin for us,
that we might become 
the righteousness of God in Him.
- 2 Corinthians 5:21

You shall lend to many nations,
but you shall not borrow.
And the LORD will make you
the head and not the tail;
you shall be above only,
and not be beneath...
- Deuteronomy 28:13

May the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace
as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Romans 15:13

Know and believe
that you are His Beloved. 

Designs for Decorating Holy Communion Sleeves

Here are some designs for normal Sundays. I'm keeping these for reference and future ideas and inspirations.  

(These pages will be added soon)

  • Frames
  • Borders
  • Florals
  • Plants
  • Leaves
  • Wreaths
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Landscapes

Hope these designs and patterns are of use to you too as they can be used on cards and other items. If you are also decorating Holy Communion sleeves for other venues, do share your bible verses,  designs and ideas so that we can pooled them together at one place for future reference.

This page on decorating Holy Communion sleeves is not complete. In the weeks ahead, more designs will be added as I will be designing more sleeves for future church services  where I'm serving and will upload them here once every two weeks.

Happy creating!

May these bible verses written or rubber stamped on these Holy Communion sleeves be used of the Lord to bless many each Sunday.

Have a blessed day as you browse this page and designs.

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