or watch a recorded version of the service available later in the day on our website.
Further details will be emailed on Wednesday, April 8
Maundy Thursday takes us back to Jesus’ final meal with his disciples. During supper, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus broke bread and poured the cup as symbols of his body and blood. From these acts, we get our Sacrament of Communion.
The link to this online service will be sent on Wednesday, April 8.
Before the online service begins, you will want to prepare some bread, a slice or a small loaf of any kind of bread. In some parts of the world tortilla, rice cake, cassava are used as this element which is defined not as a wheat product but as the most common food of the people. Let it be something you alone or you with others in your house may break and share. (In a pinch, even a cracker will do.)
Prepare a cup or cups of juice — perhaps grape — or even cranberry, or wine, with or without alcohol; one for each person who will be partaking in the sacrament.
Set these elements in the living room or kitchen where you will worship electronically with our faith community. We encourage you to participate in the comfort of your own home– dipping a piece of bread from a loaf into the cup. In John’s gospel, which will be the focus of tonight’s meditation, the story centers on Jesus washing his disciples’ feet – an act of humility and service, meant to help us understand the depth of God’s love for us.