On Maundy Thursday, March 24th, we will be celebrating with a special meal to remember the passion history of our Lord called a “Seder Meal.” The word “seder” means “arrangement.” In Old Testament times, the children of Israel were commanded by the Lord to follow a specific set of instructions to prepare themselves for the Lord’s Passover. This meal is a commemoration of that night.
God commanded His people to observe a meal in a ritual act of worship to remind His people of His everlasting covenant with them to free them from slavery in Egypt. On the night of the Passover, the Lord liberated His people from their enemies and death. The children of Israel were to observe this ritual as a lasting ordinance to recall the wonders the Lord had done for His people, saving them by the blood of a lamb.
While we Christians no longer need to keep the Passover Feast since our Passover Lamb, the Lord Jesus, has been offered as our sacrifice for sins once for all, we still will benefit from a worship service that will show us the beautiful relationship between the Passover meal and the Lord’s Supper. While the service contains many Jewish elements to it, it is unabashedly Christian in nature. During this service, the confirmed members of our congregation will be invited to partake in the Lord’s Supper as well.
All are welcome and invited to attend the Seder meal. Because this worship service truly is a meal, we’d like to ask for your help in bringing the provisions. There are numerous items which you can donate or loan for the use of this meal. Please see the sign up list in the fellowship hall or sign up at: