I’m writing to remind you that we have scheduled a special worship service during Holy Week.
On Thursday, March 29, from 6:30-7:30 pm, we’ll be having a Maundy Thursday service. The word Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means command. You can see it’s also the root of our English word mandate. Thus Maundy Thursday is something like “the commanded Thursday.” Some traditions call this day “Holy Thursday,” with the day following being “Good Friday.”
The original Maundy Thursday was the evening that Jesus first instituted the practice that we call “Communion” or “The Lord’s Supper.” Many Christian denominations have a special service like this on the Thursday preceding Easter Sunday to commemorate the first communion. For some Scripture study on this topic, consider spending some time looking at:
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
This service will be centered around celebrating the Lord’s Supper. I hope you’ll be able to make time in your schedule to join us at the Lord’s Table, remembering His sacrificial death. This will prepare us all the more to celebrate His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.