Listen and Participate in our Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Please join your fellow members and click the following link for our worship service on April 1.
Maundy Thursday is the first day of the Triduum (three days). It is the Thursday before Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of Holy Communion when he celebrated his last Passover meal with the disciples.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service – as hosted by Grace Lutheran Church
At Grace, our worship service begins with an introduction to Maundy Thursday and the Triduum. We then confess our sins and receive forgiveness. Throughout the service, we will sing hymns. Lessons are read about the Passover, the institution of the Eucharist, and Jesus taking on the role of a servant by washing the disciples’ feet and the mandate that he gave to the disciples to love one another as he had loved them. Our worship then moves to a celebration of Holy Communion, the Eucharist. We invite households to place bread and wine on a table where they are participating in the service. After the pastor blesses the bread and wine through prayer and with the Words of Institution, we provide an option of Spiritual Communion for households who are not able to partake of the Eucharist in their homes. Then the households who will eat and drink of the consecrated elements, Christ’s body and blood, are instructed on to receive the Eucharist in their homes. The worship service concludes with the stripping of the altar as a psalm is sung. We end our worship in silence.
Communion will be celebrated during the Maundy Thursday worship services. If you would like to have communion, please have bread and wine or juice available.