Jesus and his disciples met for Passover dinner the night before he was arrested and put to death. Christians call that last supper Maundy Thursday, a time to commemorate the Great Commandment Jesus gave us: to love one another. This year Bethany is celebrating Passover, the great Jewish celebration of deliverance from slavery, on Maundy Thursday, April 18, starting 6 p.m. with a roast lamb dinner and traditional Passover side dishes. We’ll learn about Passover from the perspective of both our Jewish roots and the new thing that came of it for those who see Jesus as the Messiah.
Dinner will be followed by an optional Christian communion service (with bread and grape juice). There will be a natural interlude for those wishing to take their leave before the communion service.
There is no cost to attend, and all ages are welcome. A freewill offering will be accepted for those wishing to contribute to the cost of the meal.