Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

 

Holy Thursday Services

 
 
April 13, 6:30PM
 
 
Holy Thursday(Maundy Thursday)  commemorates  the  Last Supper which Jesus had with the disciples during the week which ends with Easter.  It was during this meal that Jesus instituted Holy Communion. It is also a time to remember Jesus' visit to the Garden of Gethsemane.
 
The United Methodist Church practices open communion which means that all are welcome to participate and to come to the communion table.  If you don't wish to receive communion simply remain in your seat. 
 
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). While John's gospel does not record the institution of the Lord's Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. Christians therefore keep this night with celebrations both at the basin (foot washing) and at the Lord's Table. Source: GBOD