Tomorrow we begin the run up to Easter. This year, we at St. A’s are starting with a Christian Seder. It is a new venture for us and my prayer is that it will shake us out of our routine an move us towards seeing new insights and significance in the way the Passover and Communion echo each other. The way that the Old Testament and the New Testament work together. The way that the Old Covenant dovetails into the New Covenant in Christ.
In many ways the next few days will be packed full of activities and theological significance. I have already been touched at the way that God has provided some beautiful preludes to my celebration of Holy Week. In Rosemary’s Bible Study we watched a part of the film 12 Ordinary Men which was the basis for my post that evening. Tonite, in our Wednesday night program, we discussed the significance of the Resurrection. And while I hesitate to write about that before Holy Week has truly begun, I was touched by the sharing that my group did.
God is often like a composer…He knows just when to draw in this instrument or that instrument to highlight a certain theme or to underscore a certain harmony. And I guess tonite I just want to say a quiet thank you for the way he has done that in my life already this week.
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Love what you wrote and love you for trying to try different things. But I was very very saddened at hearing there was NOT GOING TO BE A MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE!! Sorry but the Maunday ThursdAy service was important to me gave me peace and always brought me so close to the what Jesus went throughr. Of course I cry when I hear about Christ and it does me good. This is the Service thjat brings me closer to GOD. I do not relish having a seder meal at all and as many others have done from St. Andrew I will be attending a different Church for this service. This could be the final strike and I wish to tell the Minister moving ahead into the 21st century sometimes is not enjoyable esp. those of us dealing with our own crisis. He needs to remember it is not a good thing to take people out of their comfort zone. I feel the rug has been pulled from under me when I fouind out about no Maundy Thursday. This is’nt my Church anymore. I know others who feel the same. This not your fault Rebecca. I just am not comfortable with interim minister. God Bless you and perhaps I will be at the Good Friday service as long as it is you and RoseMary. Denise