Maundy Thursday- April 9, 2020
This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Tonight we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.
Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14
Israel remembered its deliverance from slavery in Egypt by celebrating the festival of Passover. This festival featured the Passover lamb, whose blood was used as a sign to protect God’s people from the threat of death. The early church described the Lord’s supper using imagery from the Passover, especially in portraying Jesus as the lamb who delivers God’s people from sin and death.
Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. (Ps. 116:13)
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
In the bread and cup of the Lord’s supper, we experience intimate fellowship with Christ and with one another because it involves his body given for us and the new covenant in his blood. Faithful participation in this meal is a living proclamation of Christ’s death until he comes in the future.
Gospel: John 13:1-17, 31b-35
The story of the last supper in John’s gospel recalls a remarkable event not mentioned elsewhere: Jesus performs the duty of a slave, washing the feet of his disciples and urging them to do the same for one other.
May God bless our worship
Although the church doors of the building are currently not open, our hearts are open to His promise and with great hope to see you in person again soon.
Please feel free to view this week's sermon provided by Pastor Peter and Pastor Bruce.
Continue to seek God first, welcome Him into your heart. Be mindful of the health of your family, yourself and your fellow neighbor. Peace.
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Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. - Galatians 6:2
Four worship services of Holy Communion.
Saturday Contemporary Praise Worship Service begins at 5p.m.
Sunday three liturgies of Holy Communion are offered: 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.