11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
7:30 p.m. in Sanctuary
Join us as we recall the story of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, and join in celebration of Holy Communion.
“Maundy” is a word that comes to us from the Latin “mandatum” which means command. It comes from the verse spoken by Jesus:
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. John 13:34
“For the forgiveness of sin” Maundy Thursday, April 2, 2015
Study: Jesus participated in the Passover celebration, which was one of the oldest, most sacred traditions in their culture. But in celebrating it with his disciples on the night before his death, Jesus changed the meaning of the Passover forever. No longer would a lamb be required for sacrifice. Jesus himself would become the sacrifice to redeem all humanity from sin and death. Jesus transformed the meaning of the bread and wine so that we now recognize Jesus’ body and blood in those elements.
Read: Follow the stories of Jesus’ final days on the earth.
Sunday, Matthew 21:1-13, Triumphal Entry
Monday, Psalm 118:26-29, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 27:1-14, Passion
Wednesday, Matthew 27:15-26, Passion
Thursday, Matthew 26:17-30, Words of Institution
Friday, Matthew 27:27-61, Crucifixion
Saturday, Matthew 27:62-66, The Guard at the Tomb
- What unique details stand out in Matthew’s account of Jesus’ passion? Which are familiar? Which are not?
- Where do you see the presence of a dying Jesus in the world today? Where do you see the presence of a resurrected Jesus?
- What are you most afraid of? How can Jesus’ presence in your life help you overcome your fear?
Attend Holy Week worship services this week. Write down one thing you get from each service. Carry it with you and reflect on it throughout the weekend.