Join us for a celebration of Tenebrae on the evening of Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter Sunday. This distinctive and moving service helps us to experience the events of the Last Supper. We share the sacrament of Communion so all can participate in the supper. Our bread is gluten-free and our cup is filled with simple grape juice, so none will have reason to feel excluded. All are welcome at the table, regardless of age, faith, church affiliation, or life experience. After the service of Communion, we light candles and sing and pray by candlelight. As the last song fades, the darkness recalls the days when Jesus was taken away to be crucified.
This year, we are hoping to present our Maundy Thursday play – a dramatization of the Last Supper with members of our Oldtown family playing those who knew Jesus, sharing stories of their experiences with Him over a meal similar to that last supper shared with Jesus. In order to make it happen, we need seven teenage or adult readers. There will be a rehearsal for readers on April 17th at 7pm. If you are interested in helping by being a reader, please let Pastor Kelly know.
You can always expect an extravagant welcome and more when you join us for worship. In the words of our denomination, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”