We are called to be the place that embodies self-giving love. On this night Jesus gave us the command to love each other as he has loved us (John 13:34). The early Christians took that command to heart. The Bible says, “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts” (Acts 2.46 NIV).
We gather to remember our calling to be the continuation of Jesus’ love in the world. We share a meal together and partake of holy communion (on this night Jesus’ also gave us the Lord’s supper as a sign of his love for us).
We call this day Maundy Thursday because Maundy is connected to the Latin word for command. We reflect once more on Jesus’ command to be the place of self-giving (in Greek “agape”) love.
All Adults who plan to attend the meal are asked to bring a covered dish. The Evangelism Committee will provide the meat and drinks.