Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday | April 9 | 6:15 pm online

The Thursday before Easter, known as Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles where Christ lays out the model for the Eucharist or Holy Communion. During the meal, Jesus predicted the events that would immediately follow, including his betrayal, the Denial of Peter, and his death and resurrection.
This year, we invite you to participate in a unique experience as we virtually gather around Pastor Josh’s table to experience a Messianic Passover Seder. In order to fully participate, and not just observe, we encourage you to purchase one preparation guide and enough Haggadah’s for your whole family (links are below). The preparation guide will help you plan your own Seder meal and is a great resource, especially if you’ve never experienced one before! The Haggadah is the order we will be following during the meal, complete with speaking parts for everyone and instructions for the entire meal.
The Messianic Passover Seder Preparation Guide
The Messianic Passover Haggadah
Join Brittany on Tuesday, March 31st at 12pm as she goes live onFacebook to walk you through the Preparation Guide. This is a great time to learn about what a Seder looks like in our current context and ask any questions before you make your purchases.
We would love to see your Seder preparations: table decor, cooking, Seder plate, family together at the table, etc. Please share your pictures with us on Facebook by tagging @stlukesreno!
Join the Browns again on Facebook live on Thursday, April 9 at 6:15 pm for a virtual Seder meal. Afterward, we will experience the stripping of the altar. This is the practice of removing all ornaments, linens, candles, plants, and flowers from the altar and worship space. Removing all signs of life and beauty in this way, we mark the way Christ’s life was stripped from him. Because we’re all worshipping from home, we encourage you to strip a table or fireplace mantel. You may want to be prepared with storage bins and the supplies to thoroughly clean the table or mantle afterwards. 
To get the best experience, leave the table or mantle bare until Easter morning. Saturday night, after everyone is in bed, do your best to unpack and uncover all the religious and Easter items. When you wake up on Easter morning, there will be more than just Easter baskets to celebrate!
Tune in to live stream through Facebook or YouTube, or search for St. Lukes on your Roku. You can also catch a replay on our website.