During the Episcopal service of Holy Communion, or Eucharist, the offerings of bread and wine are brought by Oblationers, or as they may be known, Oblation-bearers, to the altar-table, along with the offering plates. Since they offer the “oblations” of the congregation, they are referred to as the “Oblationers” for that service.  The flagon containing the wine and the ciborium containing the bread are carried by these representatives of the congregation invited to participate prior to the service. These members may be a family unit, but they may also be anyone who might be said to represent “the people of God” mentioned in the service.