Instructed Last Supper
April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
On Maundy Thursday, April 18 Adventers and others will gather in the Parish Hall beginning at 4:00 p.m. for an Instructed Last Supper. The hope of the Liturgy & Worship Committee is that those who join us will find immersion in the events and teaching of Jesus’ Last Supper meaningful and, as we go through the church year, inform a number of our rituals and practices. Such a special meal serves as a way of marking the Triduum, the three days that begin with the ending of the Maundy Thursday Eucharist and beginning of the Easter liturgy. Historically, the Triduum has served as the culmination of the Christian year, and its roots are in the Jewish understanding of Passover, if not the Seder specifically. The ritual meal will take approximately 90 minutes. The ritual meal will be followed by a celebratory feast. Please RSVP to the church office for the ritual meal (4:00 p.m.) and/or the celebratory feast (5:30 p.m.) by Sunday, April 14. At 6:30 p.m. we will gather in the sanctuary to celebrate the Maundy Thursday Eucharist, the washing of feet, and the stripping of the altar. How might it change your experience of the Eucharist to remember that at His Last Supper, Jesus was remembering God’s liberation of the Jewish people from the bondage of slavery in Egypt? What was intended by Jesus when He instituted Holy Communion at the Last Supper? What symbols did Jesus mean for us to associate with the Eucharist? – These are just a few of the questions that people ponder when studying the meal that Jesus gave us.