Intro Music – Selection from SM Lockridge’s sermon
1. Foot Washing
o The icky sacrament.
Street Churches mentioned: Cathedral in the Night and Chapel on the Green
o Peter has to allow himself to be served, and then is commanded to serve.
o Mutuality of service, not just creating hierarchy of the one serving and the one being
2. Last Supper
o Song recommendation: “Come to the Feast,” by Christopher Grundy
o Blog about “Come to the Feast” by Robb
3. Garden of Gethsemane
o Jesus faced with choice – to run, or follow God’s will. He made the choice to stand up and
follow the path that was set before him. After this point, his path points directly to cross.
o “Jesus went to the cross not because God the Father needed him to die. He went to the
cross because in our brokenness humanity could not let him live.”
o Reflection on the Garden of Gethsemane from Fat Pastor
o Maundy Thursday Liturgy as found on the Fat Pastor. Feel free to use with attributions.
Great article on Hacking Christianity about Atonement by Jeremy Smith
o Tell the story
o Don’t Gloss it over
o Leave it uncomfortable and open ended
1. Crucifixion – part of life, not a historical execution
o We experience crucifixion, pain, death, agony
2. Seven Last Words
o Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
o Luke 23:43: Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
o John 19:26-27: Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother.
o Matthew 27:46: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
o John 19:28: I am thirsty.
o Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
o John 19:30: It is... finished.
o Tenebrae Service of Light and Darkness
o Strip the Altar
o Organ blast at the death
o Tolling for the 39 lashes
o Agadio for Strings, Op. 11 (arr. For Organ) by Samuel Barber and William Strickland
Closing Music: Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
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