Maundy Thursday Liturgy
5:30 p.m. in the church
The Maundy Thursday Eucharist commemorates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion and Christ’s giving of the new commandment to love one another as he loved us. Although we are on the threshold of Good Friday, the Eucharist is celebrated with solemn joy. The celebrant begins and those present may follow in the sharing of the washing of feet as Jesus mandated. This is an expressive symbol of the coming of God’s Kingdom through the ministry and service of his followers who are nourished by the heavenly food of his banquet table.
The Altar of Repose reminds us of the Garden of Gethsemane, in which Jesus spent three agonizing hours between the Last Supper and his arrest. Additional bread and wine is consecrated at this Eucharist. This reserved sacrament is placed on the altar where it will remain until the Good Friday liturgy.
Jesus said, “Could you not watch with me one hour?” This year, we cannot keep vigil in person at the church, but we will be Live-Streaming a video of the church, stripped bare after the Maundy Thursday liturgy, in one-hour blocks. No need to sign up – simply pick an hour and visit our Live-Stream page starting at 5:00 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and going until 9:00 a.m on Good Friday. This is a time for you to pray, meditate, read the Bible, or just sit quietly. The reserved Sacrament will have been placed on the altar, where it will remain until the Good Friday liturgy.
*All services are available for in-person attendance or lived streamed by clicking the link above. We kindly ask you to wear a mask and practice safe distancing.