Maundy, from the Latin word meaning “command,” is a celebration of the Passover meal at which Jesus gave the command to love one another when he washed his disciples’ feet and also instituted what has become known to us as the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion.
Though the day is sure to look different this year, we hope it can still be spent in worship of our Lord Jesus and service to anyone we encounter. Typically, Christ Church Overland Park has an evening service on Maundy Thursday; one that many express as their “favorite service of the year.” Christ Church Mission, however, has developed a different tradition because they don’t have access to the Theatre on Thursdays. Instead of a service, CCM sends out a Maundy Thursday resource to be used in a home around a table.
Therefore, two resources will be sent out on Thursday late-afternoon:
A video with a sermon reflection & worship.
A resource that can be used at home at your dinner table (or with friends via Zoom). You can eat a meal, read scripture, and reflect on Jesus’ last night before his betrayal and arrest.
A day focused on the cross and Jesus – the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world.
Our friends, Jesse & Leah Roberts, have released their beautifully poignant Golgotha Experience on video and it will be linked to the email we send out on Friday. We were privileged to host this experience for several years and know you will be blessed at home to worship with them.
As another expression of Good Friday, please feel welcome to come to Christ Church Overland Park and sit in your car near the cross in the east end of the parking lot for prayer and reflection. You can even listen to the Golgotha Experience HERE.
Easter in Overland Park
A video will be emailed on Sunday morning with songs of celebration, prayers, and a scriptural reflection. Please join your voice in worship with us, wherever you live!
This is great opportunity to invite your friends into the powerful Easter message of hope. Simply forward them the video, or invite them to join the email list.
Easter in Mission
Christ Church Mission is going to host a LIVE Easter Celebration using Zoom! To join in the celebration, simply download the Zoom app and set-up your account (it’s easy). An email will be sent that morning with a link to join at 10am on Easter Sunday. Be encouraged to get dressed up in your Easter best (just for fun) and hop on early to drink coffee and connect with each other in the chat bar!
Also, this is a great (and easy) event to invite your friends to; simply forward them the email when you get it!
We send emails throughout the week with various updates, video, and content. If you’d like to receive those emails (for either Overland Park or Mission) CLICK HERE to sign up!