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The 10:30 service can be viewed online at: https://boxcast.tv/view/sunday-april-17-2022-492863 April 14, 2022 Dear Congregation: Continue the journey of Holy Week by participating in Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter services. Holy Thursday April 14 7:30 p.m. – Holy Communion and Tenebrae Service (main sanctuary) Service will be live streamed Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). This service has three main parts: A Service of Light– based on the traditional Vespers service in which we recognize Christ our Light. A Service of Holy Communion in which we are invited to participate as one of The Twelve at the Last Supper. A Service of Shadows–Tenebrae–in which we meditate on the Passion of Christ and experience in dramatic form the extinguishing of the Light. If you are participating in worship on-line, please have a plate with a piece of bread or cracker and a cup with grape juice, wine, or water. You make also consider adding a small bowl with water and a hand towel. During the service, you will be invited to lift the bread or cracker and the cup for a blessing. Good Friday April 15 Noon and 7:30 Main Sanctuary The 7:30 service will be live-streamed. Our services this day focus on the painful journey through Jesus’ arrest, trials, crucifixion, and death on the cross. We will read scripture describing the events of this day accompanied by periods of reflection. If you are participating on-line for the 7:30 service, please consider having a thorn, piece of rope, some fragrant spices, and vinegar available as we will use those objects during the time of scripture readings and reflection.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
Senior PastorEvangelical Reformed United Church of Christ firstname.lastname@example.org 15 W. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21702 301-662-2762