Maundy Thursday commemorates the washing of the disciples feet and the Last Supper. The term “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word “mandatum,” which means “command,” referring to Jesus’ commandment to the disciples. “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13 v 34 (NIV). We are also reminded that at the Last Supper, when Jesus broke bread and took the cup, He said, “Do this in remembrance of me.”
So, 15 of us gathered once again to do just that. And what a moving service it was with beautiful songs, readings, and poems:
Reading: Philippians 2 v 5-11- Faith
Song: Jesus is Lord
Poem: Servant Song – John
Reading: Isaiah 53 v 1-6 – Sheila
Song: How deep the Father’s Love for us
Reading: Isaiah 53 v 7-12 – June
Song: From Heaven You came
Poem: For me – Jane
Song: When I survey the wondrous cross
Poem: The Sacrifice – Faith
Song: In Christ alone
Poem: A little while with Jesus – Faith
Some very dear friends were missing as a result of illness and we mentioned them by name and prayed for healing and strength. Others were sadly unable to be with us.
Next week, we are looking forward to a visit from Keith and Laurel Barnes. In the meantime, Happy Easter everyone!