When most people think of “Maundy Thursday,” they think of a celebration of the Passover and Jesus sitting around the table with His disciples. But do you know what “Maundy” actually means?
“Maundy” comes from the Latin word “mandatum” meaning “commandment.” It references Jesus’s words: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34) In today’s readings you’ll see Jesus loving His disciples by serving them and washing their feet.
As we remember that we are delivered from slavery to sin, death, and the devil, we recognize that we are saved by Jesus’s blood. Not only did Jesus fulfill the commandment to “love one another” by washing His disciples’ feet, but He also fulfilled it ultimately by giving up His life for us, dying on the cross in our place.
And so we come to Jesus, just as we are, knowing that we are saved by His sacrifice on the cross and freed to live lives of love and service to our Lord and one another.
April 10 – Lent Worship, Good Friday, “Free at Last”
April 11 – Weekend Worship – Easter, “Do Not Be Afraid”
Weekend Worship – 4/5/20 – Palm Sunday
Lent Worship – 4/1/20 – Eyes on Jesus
Members in treatment, at home, or recovering:
Sandy Lovato, Larke Mor , William Bremser, David Vernon, Marcelle Donaldson, Doug Zarling, Erwin Wergin, Darrel Hegy, Carla Kinkel, Pastor Cal Seban, Carrie Kuehl, Andy Bollen, Delores Fischer, Darlene Daley, Robert Polivka, Evelyn Wornardt, Leatrice (Lea) Strupp, Gloria Kohn, Joseph (Tom) Augustine, Paul Johnson, Ken Endlich, Brandee Michels, Cindy Doers, Marion Schoenbeck, June Wilke, Verna Kissinger, Lois Lewinski, James Zimbal, Sharon Stenschke, Barbara Moritz, Donna Menzel, Bill Wilke, Jerry Jung, Elmyra Martin, Mary Plaskey, Gary Woodward, Al Schaetz, Arlene Goebel, Gladys Hron, Mary Ann Yahr, Lois Gauger, Barb Yahr, Ellen Frank, Cheryl Eberhardt, Charles Frank, Lucille Seil, Nancie Purskey, Norma Warnkey.
Non-Members: Mike Wolfe (Mary Jo Reinke’s cousin), Steve Williams (Rick Dusenbery’s brother-in-law), Cheryl Walsh (Carmen Kuntz’s daughter), Ben & Lucy (Mark Cassidy’s friends), Phillip S. (Jeff & Tina Noren’s neighbor), Betty Moskler (Mark Cassidy’s friend), Carol Johnson (Robb Johnson’s mother), Doug (Mark Cassidy’s friend), Ashlyn Roecker (Carol Roecker’s great-grand niece), Sherry (Kathy Sitzberger’s friend), Ashley Doll (Cathy Schimmel’s niece), Rich Buss, Emory Benner (Kathy Benner’s grandson), Mickie Wagner (Tom & Peggy Bruce’s friend), Don & Ruth Cooper (Cindy Midtbo’s parents), Audrey Fellenz (Lynn Fellenz’s mother-in-law), Scott & Val and family (friends of Susan Mueller), Duane (Jerry & Terri Buettner’s friend), Mary Ours (Janet Haliburton’s friend), Mason Jan (Jenny Wolf’s sister), Jack (Melede Meinzen’s friend), Tom Hall (Kandi Mentch’s uncle), Nancy Brakebush (Clara Guse’s friend), Danielle Hayburn (Paul & Charlene Otto’s daughter), Bridgette Finster (Norm Finster’s mother), Stephan & Martha Garmon (friends of Rachel Morton), Kris Kraase (Evelyn Wornardt’s granddaughter-in-law)James Oelhafen (brother of Audrey Weiland), Richard Davies (father-in-law of Nicole Davies), Shane Nault (grandson of Carmen Kuntz), Mary (friend of Bruce & Denise Biendarra), and Steve Strehlow (brother of Melede Meinzen).
Screenagers: The Next Chapter
Movie: Sunday, April 26
Parent Discussion: Monday, April 27
During this extraordinary period during which we are practicing physical distancing to support our public health goals related to COVID-19, screenagersmovie.com is allowing a special opportunity to still view the movie in an online setting so that we may continue to connect, encourage and support one another as we teach our children how to use the tools of technology in a positive and God-pleasing way.
Please RSVP for this event using the link below so that you will receive the link to participate in the movie. On Monday, April 27, Mrs. Oldenettel will host a Zoom meeting to debrief the film.
Do you feel God’s Calling to Become a Pastor or Deaconess?
Concordia Seminary exists to prepare the next generation of church leaders. We are here to support you as you consider being trained to become a pastor, deaconess or scholar, to ultimately contribute to the church with deep commitment to Lutheran theology and practice, and in a spirit of servant leadership.