Maundy Thursday Service: April 13 at 7 p.m.
On Maundy Thursday, the church remembers the last evening Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room before his arrest and crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday marks three key events in Jesus’ last week:
- His washing of the disciples’ feet
- His institution of the Lords’ Supper
- His new commandment to love one another
It is also the evening when Jesus foresees the disciples’ betrayal and abandonment.
This service begins the Triduum, the three-day period from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Easter Day. The name “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin mandatum novum, referring to the “new commandment” Jesus taught his disciples (John 13:34). In other words, this is “new commandment Thursday.”
Congregational seating will be reconfigured with congregants worshipping “in the round.” Music will be provided by the GraceNotes and our Taizé Ensemble, and we will serve communion.