Maundy Thursday Worship

On MAUNDY THURSDAY (HOLY THURSDAY) the church remembers the last evening Jesus shared with his disciples in the Upper Room before his arrest and crucifixion. That gathering marked three key events in Jesus’ last week: his washing of the disciples’ feet, his institution of the Lord’s Supper at this “last supper,” and his new commandment to love one another.

This year we have felt more sorrow and seen more pain and chaos than in recent memory. The commandment to love one another sounds so simplistic, but truly, is so difficult. We are selfish at our core and stand in need of a Savior.

At Fifth’s worship service at 7pm on April 14 we focus on the astounding love of Christ and his sacrifice for us. We remember that just as Jesus served others, we ought to follow suit. Isn’t it the least we can do? Love God and love others? Why do we make it so complicated? Come sit before the throne of God in quietness and reflect on the Love of Christ with other Christ followers.

Maundy Thursday worship at Fifth Church includes readings, singing, instrumental music, liturgical dance and visual arts. At the end of worship time, we turn to the death of Christ, which is usually acknowledged on Good Friday.