I Corinthians 11:23-25
Who celebrated the Passover together?
What preparations were made?
Jesus did the job that the lowest servant would do by washing their feet. Then He gave a new commandment to love one another as He loves us. How are these 2 things related?
How can you wash feet?
How is communion a memorial to the Lord?
How does communion help us to remember Jesus’ Death & Resurrection?
Drive it Home
Read about the Passover Feast and how it is fulfilled by Jesus. See the section in Celebrate Easter that explains the Passover and celebrate a Christian Seder Meal.
Celebrate Communion: Bread representing the Body and Wine representing the Blood of Jesus.
Get feet really dirty by playing outside; then wash one another’s feet. Yuck!
Publix has a great booklet, Passover Haggadah written in Hebrew and English.
Pray for a greater heart to serve others!
Sing to Worship
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (© 5th Century)
Jesus Messiah (©2008 Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves)
Passion (©2004 Meredith Curtis)
How Beautiful (© 1990 Twila Paris)
Let Us Break Bread Together (traditional spiritual)
At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing (© 5th Century)
Make Holy Week Eggs. You will need 12 empty plastic eggs. Number them 1-12. Inside each egg will go a Bible verse and an object to represent part of the precious Easter story. The eggs can be stored in a strawberry basket with a pipe cleaner handle.
Egg 1: 2 Dimes Matthew 26:14-15, “Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, ‘What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?’ So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.”
Egg 2: Communion Cup Matthew 26:39, “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.’”
Egg 3: Twine with Knots or Small Piece of Rope Matthew 27:1-2, “Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.”
Egg 4: Soap Matthew 27:24, “When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood,’ he said. ‘It is your responsibility!’”
Egg 5: Twigs or Grapevine Matthew 27:28-30, “They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ they said.”
Egg 6: Nails Acts 2:23, “This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
Egg 7: Dice Matthew 27:35, “When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”
Egg 8: Piece of “ponge Matthew 27:46-48, “About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi,lama sabachthani?’—which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ When some of those standing there heard this, they said, ‘He’s calling Elijah.’ Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.”
Egg 9: Piece of White Material Matthew 27:58-60, “Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock.”
Egg 10: Spices John 19:40, “Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.”
Egg 11: A Stone Matthew 27:65-66, “’Take a guard,” Pilate answered. ‘Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.’ So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.”
Egg 12: Empty! Matthew 28:6, “He is not here; He has Risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.”
Happy Holy Week!
Merey (Merey Ludwig Curtis)