Maundy Thursday (April 1) is a day full of import and meaning for our faith. Among the things that happened on that day were: the Last Supper, the prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, the betrayal, the arrest, and the denials by Peter. It is also a day set on the foundation of another day – the Passover, a day of remembrance and liberation.
This year we invite you into a more intimate way of observing this day. Small groups of not more than 12 will gather on Zoom to share a bite to eat, to remember the story, and to worship.
There are five different times that you could choose. They range in time from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (open to all and mindful of parents who may be able to put children to bed and then come to worship when the house is quiet). There is even a special session designed for youth and children to be able to participate.
We hope that you will have a candle for each person to light with you for the worship service. We also hope that you will have the elements for communion for those gathering. If you need either, the church has plenty of supplies. Elizabeth Young has compiled a couple of soup recipes that you could use to prepare for our shared meal. It could be a great way to get ready for worship. You need not actually eat during the time together if it makes you uncomfortable to do so, but we hope you might as it helps us recreate the fellowship of a meal that was so important on that night.
Please see links below:
- Select your section and register (required).
- Request for Supplies – contact Will at email@example.com If you have any further questions please call the church office (413) 298-3137.