The day before Good Friday is called Maundy Thursday. The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means “commandment.” In the gospel of John, Jesus makes this statement during the Last Supper: “I am with you only a little longer. … I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:33-35, NRSV).
Maundy Thursday should always be a time of sharing with others, showing loving concern for one another, and partaking of Holy Communion. That is what the Lord asked of his disciples and asks of us.
Join us at 6:00 p.m. in fellowship hall for dinner. Ham, rolls, beverages and dessert will be provided. Please bring your table service and a side dish (casserole or salad) to share. Following dinner at 7:00 p.m. we will gather in the sanctuary for a dramatic reenactment of The Last Supper followed by a communion service.
May our hearts be touched by the depth of his love for each of his disciples, then and now.