Both the Passover with the Israelites and the Last Supper with the disciples began at the evening meal – with families in Egypt and the disciples in the Upper Room. They did not gather in a Synagogue, Temple, or Church. Both began in unhappy, frightening, even tragic circumstances – slavery in Egypt, the soon death of the Lord Jesus. But what began in tears quickly, or eventually, turned to joy – deliverance from slavery in Egypt and the living Christ’s surprising presence at a meal at Emmaus on the first Easter evening. Both turned fear into confidence, tears into laughter, death into life.
In this sacred history, as the bread of the Lord’s Supper is linked with the bread of Passover, as the Table is linked with our meal tables, the Spirit draws us into Christ’s presence and unites us with the people of God in every time and place.
To prepare for Holy Communion at home:
- Get a small amount of something to drink like juice, water, tea.
- Get a small amount of something to eat like a piece of bread, a cracker.
- Sit at your meal table, perhaps following a meal, and, if possible, where you can view a computer, smartphone, TV the online video worship service.
- Light a candle to place on the table to represent the Christ candle.
- Turn on the video of Calvary’s Maundy Thursday worship. Participate aloud in the responses of the service.
- Join the pastors as they take Communion, first the bread, then the cup.
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