This service will be held on Zoom. Join us at this link.
Meeting ID: 833 2124 7423
Maundy Thursday may be considered, at its heart, a homey affair. When Jesus shared Passover with his disciples, it was in the home tradition and setting of the Passover meal. The washing of feet, the sharing of bread and wine, and the new commandment to love one another all happened in a home, in a room where Jesus drew his friends together as host, teacher, friend, and master who was there to serve them all.
This service weaves together parts of the Maundy Thursday service, and also includes an Agape Meal we will share from our homes. Plan to have a simple meal, with food like bread, nuts, fruit and some kind of drink, wine, juice, water. You are also invited to set your table, and to clear it away at the end of the service, as a connection to the stripping of the altar.
Maundy Thursday will not include the customary rite of foot-washing, which is a loss because in this practice Jesus teaches us the holiness of humility, vulnerability, and service. And so, to similar ends, you are invited to attend this service bare-footed. We have also adapted this aspect of the service to focus on hand washing—if there was ever a constant, everyday practice to hold as sacred right now, it’s this one.