Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper (Mark 14, Matt. 26, Luke 22)

Do you remember that Jesus and his disciples were celebrating the Passover Feast? The night that they feasted was the last night before Jesus died. For this reason, it is called the Last Supper. At the Last Supper, Jesus did something very important. First he gave thanks to God his Father for the food. Then he took some bread and handed it around to his disciples so that everyone had a piece. “This is like my body, which is given for you,” he said. “Do this to remember me.” Then Jesus handed around a cup of wine for everyone to have a sip. “This is like my blood, which will be spilled out for many, so their sins can be forgiven.” Jesus said the cup was a sign of his covenant with us. He told his disciples to gather together and have bread and wine to remember how he gave his body and his blood on the cross to save them. Jesus’ followers today still take bread and wine together to remember how he died for us. We call this “communion” and it is for everyone who is trusting in Jesus. We do it as a sign of the covenant. We do it because we remember him.

Dear Holy Jesus, we thank you that you went to the cross, knowing that it would break your body and spill your blood. We thank you for doing this to save us from our sins. Help us to remember always what you have done and to trust in you. Amen.

Activity: Have a bite of bread and a sip of grape juice together. {This is what it was like at the Last Supper, this is like what we do at communion.}

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For the activities for Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter we will be using some felt figures to portray the story. We have figures of several disciples, a sword, Jesus, the cross, the tomb and the stone, an angel, several disciples, and a crown.

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6 Responses to Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper (Mark 14, Matt. 26, Luke 22)

  1. Mert Tabbut says:

    Betsy I appreciate you and Alex by the way you are training your girls and your soul feeding encouragement to tow older coots, ha!!!!!!! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN AUGUST!!!!!!!

    • betsy says:

      Thank you for your encouragement, Mert! We are really looking forward to seeing you guys!! Can’t wait can’t wait. It’s been way too long.

  2. Mert Tabbut says:

    oops two not tow ha!

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