Maundy Thursday – Potluck, then a Seder Meal. 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall – church basement.
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34).
Beginning with a potluck at 6:00 on Thursday before Easter (a holy United Methodist tradition), the potluck meal will be followed by the traditional Seder meal, the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples. This is a tradition that our Jewish sisters and brothers have keep for millennia, a meal remembering God’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. As Christians, it is important for us to understand that meal of remembrance — and how Jesus took that, and changed it into a different kind of remembrance.
Please join us! Be sure to bring a Potluck Dish that feeds at least 10 people.