Maundy Thursday is observed during Holy Week on the Thursday before Easter – i.e. today! Some people refer to it as “Holy Thursday” or “Great Thursday” but it is a time when we remember when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. Before the Passover meal, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. By performing this lowly act of service, the Bible says in John 13:1 that Jesus “showed them the full extent of his love.”
The word “maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum, meaning “commandment.” Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice.
Tonight at our service we will be serving Communion and we will look at Matthew 26: 36-46 – “The Agony in the Garden”. You would be very welcome to join us at 7.00 pm in the Church.
Today, Wednesday 16th April, please drop into our Easter Labyrinth in the Church Centre between 11.30 am and 4.00 pm.
The Labyrinth is a gentle and thought-provoking prayer walk. It consists of a pathway mapped out on the floor for you to follow, lit by candles. During your journey, there will be instructions giving you specific things to think, pray or reflect about. You take the Labyrinth on your own, although there will be guides in the church centre for you to talk to either before or after your walk.
Come and join us and walk the labyrinth this Easter!
Holy Week Services are to be held in Kirkliston Parish Church, The Square, Kirkliston
Come and join us as we celebrate new life this Easter
Sunday 13th April 10.30 am Palm Sunday ‘I will exalt you’ (Matthew 21:1-11 & Psalm 118:19-29)
Thursday 17th April 7.00 pm Maundy Thursday Communion ‘The agony in the garden’ (Matthew 26:36-46)
Friday 18th April 7.00 pm Good Friday ‘Sunday’s coming’ (Matthew 27:57-66)
Sunday 20th April 10.30 am Easter Day ‘He is risen!’ (Matthew 28:1-15)