Onsite childcare (ages 0-3 years old) is available for the 6:00 p.m. service only.
WHAT IS MAUNDY THURSDAY?
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, emphasizes the Last Supper—a Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples the night before his death. On this evening, Jesus surprised his disciples by washing their feet, a task that was normally done by a servant. Afterward, he tells them, “I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” (John 13:15). During the meal, Jesus took bread and wine and blessed them. He broke the bread, saying “This is my body, given up for you” and offered the wine saying “This is my blood, poured out for you … Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19-20).
Derived from the Latin word mandatum, which means “commandment,” Maundy Thursday refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to follow his example of love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice, which we do through communion.
ABOUT HOLY WEEK
Traditionally, the week before Easter (and the final week of Lent) is known as Holy Week. It begins on Palm Sunday and is a week of reflection on the events leading to Jesus’ death on the cross. While Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter, celebrating Christ’s resurrection and victory over death and sin.
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