Maundy Thursday

Thursday’s Bulletin


This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Tonight we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples, but the central focus is his commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.

Readings and Psalm

  • Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14
    The passover of the Lord
  • Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
    I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. (Ps. 116:13)
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
    Proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes
  • John 13:1-17, 31b-35
    The service of Christ: footwashing and meal