Maundy Thursday Dinner & Eucharist 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
MAUNDY THURSDAY DINNER WITH TABLE EUCHARIST
April 17th 6:30PM
One of Christ Church's rich Holy Week traditions is our Maundy Thursday dinner. Maundy Thursday is a celebration of the Last Supper, starting with a service in the Undercroft at candlelit dinner tables. The service pauses while a lamb stew dinner is served at the tables by the Vestry members. After the meal the service continues, with the Eucharist being served at the tables. During the recessional hymn those wishing to stay for the Service of Prayer and the Stripping of the Altar move to the Sanctuary.
Both the service and dinner are very much family events. Childcare (and a special “kids” dinner) in the Ed Building is available for the younger children, but all are just as welcome to be a part of the larger gathering in the Undercroft. The Youth Group typically sits together during the dinner.
The task at hand is to start the planning for this event. Wednesday (April 16th) is when most of the table setup will take place, as well as the food preparation (meat trimming and vegetable cutting). Thursday April 17th will be the “big day” for cooking and applying finishing touches to everything. If you'd like to be involved, or have questions, please contact Reed Powell (412-398-6961 or Powell.Reed@gmail.com). We need people to help setup tables and arrange place settings, as well as to help with the food preparation (cleaning vegis, cutting and trimming the lamb roasts) and actual cooking. We’re also looking for people to help polish the brass candelabras. This is a great way to get to work with and know other Christ Church members.
Be sure to mark the evening of April 17th on your calendars for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fantastic Christ Church tradition with your fellow parishioners and their families. Newcomers and long-time members together have the chance to meet and socialize before the dinner and to then share a meal and Eucharist. Stay tuned to next month’s issue of THE LINK, as well as the weekly Little Links and eLINKs, for more updates and sign-up sheets. A sign-up sheet will also be available in the Narthex.