The elders should give attention to the following matters in preparing for the Memorial:
◼ Make sure that the emblems will not be passed until after sundown.
◼ The appropriate type of bread and wine should be obtained and made ready.—See the February 15, 2003, Watchtower, pages 14-15.
◼ Plates, wine cups or wineglasses, and a suitable table and tablecloth should be brought to the hall and put in place in advance.
◼ The Kingdom Hall or other meeting place should be thoroughly cleaned ahead of time.
◼ Attendants and servers should be selected and instructed in advance about their duties, the proper procedure to be followed, and the need for dignified dress and grooming.
◼ Arrangements should be made to serve any of the anointed who are infirm and unable to be present.
◼ When more than one congregation is scheduled to use the same Kingdom Hall, there should be good coordination among congregations so as to avoid unnecessary congestion in the entryway, in the lobby, on the public sidewalks, and in the parking lot.
◼ If another meeting place is used, ensure that there will be a proper sound system so that all in attendance will be able to hear the speaker.