Seder Meal 2013- will be Thursday, March 28th, 5pm in Parish Hall.
To reserve a table/seat for the meal, please contact the Ann at 516-1775 or Linda at 623-1118.
A traditional Seder dinner is a yearly event that we at St. Mary’s enjoy. Held on Maundy Thursday evening, the program combines the beauty of the traditional Jewish ceremony with fun, fellowship and good food for all. Tables for 8 guests each are hosted by a church member who then sets their table with their finest china, crystal, and flatware. Dinner menu items are provided by the table guests. The meal also features the traditional foods included in the Seder service.
Scripture says it was at a Passover meal with his disciples that Jesus instituted Holy Communion, through this meal we can see the manner in which Jesus reinterpreted the Passover in light of his life and mission. The Lamb of Deliverance became the body of Christ given for us; the blood of the lamb became the blood of Christ shed for us. During this meal, Jesus showed the disciples that he represented a new covenant, one which delivers us from slavery of sin.
The Passover Seder has always been primarily a celebration in the home. It is a joyous and festive occasion between family and friends. The Father is usually the leader of the ceremony. Children are often given a prominent part in order that they might more fully realize the significance of the Passover.