On Thursday at 6:30 pm, following the Holy Thursday service, we will host a Jewish Seder meal. The Passover seder (meaning order) is probably the most celebrated and beloved of Jewish home rituals. Most Jews have cherished memories of past family times spent at a seder. It is believed that the obligation to tell the story of the Exodus was observed by Jews’ ancestors ever since the actual Exodus itself. The scriptural command (Exodus 13:8) to tell the story of the exodus to our children is interpreted as a positive commandment (mitzvah). *
The Seder is the foundation for our own Lord’s Supper. It is the last meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. Celebrating this unique Jewish promise and meal together reminds us of the freedom God gives to people that trust God’s promises.
The Seder also help us understand how Jesus and his disciples celebrated this covenant meal with God just as we celebrate our new covenant, through Christ, with God. The Seder will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
* The information about the Seder was gleaned from: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Passover/The_Seder.shtml