Worship on Maundy Thursday

Mar 28, 2024    Rev. Steve Albertin

Welcome to worship at King of Glory Worship and Ministry Center in Carmel, IN!

On this Thursday of the Last Supper, let us remember the one who shed his body and blood for our sake!

Some notes about Maundy Thursday:

   - Many Christian theologians have taught that the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ must be held together to be adequately understood. Thus it was that since at least the fourth century, the Christianized Passover festival that English-speakers call Easter took three days, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the first eucharist of Easter. The framers of the three-year lectionary judged that, with the church of the future resembling that of the fourth more than that of the nineteenth, a full restoration of the classic Three Days was appropriate. The liturgy of the Three Days begins on Maundy Thursday with an act of confession and absolution that concludes the season of Lent and prepares everyone for the baptismal renewals of Easter. Many churches are reviving the practice of the footwashing, reiterating Jesus' sign of communal love. "Mandatum," the "command" to love, is the source of the term Maundy. The eucharist recalls Jesus' last meal with his disciples before his death. The lectionary's readings include both Paul's directions for the church's keeping of this meal and John's sign-and-discourse about the meaning of the meal. The service concludes with a stripping of the worship space of all adornment, in preparation for Good Friday.

For the full order of worship, please go to https://cdn.subsplash.com/documents/3MJJJC/_source/2089642b-ec23-46e7-9c80-c23251918add/document.pdf

Today's Songs:

   - "Go To Dark Gethsemane" (ELW 347, vs 1-3)

   - "Lamb of God" (ELW 336)

Today's Readings:

   - Exodus 12:1-14

   - Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 (spoken responsively)

   - 1st Corinthians 11:23-26

   - John 13:1-17, 31-35

   - Matthew 26:69-75

   - Psalm 22:1-23

Today's Message

   - "Voices of the Passion"

   - "Peter, The Disciple with Cold Feet" - Rev. Steve Albertin

       - During Lent and Holy Week, we revisit the story of Jesus’ suffering and death as told from the perspective of various characters in the drama of Jesus’ passion. As they speak to us, we will discover how their story is also our story. We were there. We participated. We are the ultimate beneficiaries of the greatest story ever told.

       - Today, we hear from Peter, The Disciple with Cold Feet.

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Join us again at 7pm tomorrow for Good Friday, as we remember the Crucifixion of Jesus.

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