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Will you be my Servant Too? // Footwashing @ Home.

Read together John 13:1-17, 31b-35. Have a basin with warm water in it for footwashing. Invite everyone to participate. The first person washes the second person’s feet. The second person washes the next person’s, and so on until everyone’s feet are washed. It doesn’t have to be a pedicure! If you have a fragrant oil to add to the water, that adds to the sensory feeling of the act.

Words of Washing

Maundy Thursday is often the day when Christians memorialize Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet as a sign of service to and love for the other. As we are all about handwashing these days, have each person come up with a handwashing song or rhyme. Write or illustrate these and place them near each sink in the house.

Do This to Remember Me

Many in the Christian community this year will go without celebrating Holy Communion in the ways in which they are accustom. We remember on Maundy Thursday though the night Jesus shared a special meal with his disciples and commanded them to “do this to remember me.” This might be hard, but it’s good to remember what the Lord Jesus taught us. Spend some time after dinner discussing the following questions.

  • What does it mean to you to take part in the Lord’s Supper?
  • What is the best part of being at the table?
  • Think about the sights, smells, and taste. What stands out to you the most during communion? What do you miss? What are you looking forward to when we get back in our worship space?
  • Tell about a time when something funny happened during Holy Communion.
  • Tell about a time when something happened during communion that touched your heart.
  • Be encouraged – we will gather again soon! Jesus is with us wherever we are gathere, as the Body of Christ is still ONE, even while we are scattered!