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Children's Activity

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Serving -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus himself showed his followers a

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 14:12-26 -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 14:12-26 -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B

Commentary

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How God gets us to love him -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2018
The theme common to these texts for Maundy Thursday is to consider what God does to get us to love h
A place at the table -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2015

Here’s a parable: a man is convicted of a criminal act.

O holy day -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- David Kalas -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
Holidays point back.
Supper -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
The evening meal, supper, is often the most important of the daily meals.
The scandal of servanthood -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
On the solemn evening of what has come to be called Maundy Thursday, we customarily gather to recall
Commanded to love -- Exodus 24:3-8, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1991
How can love be commanded? Is it not supposed to be spontaneous?
Commandment -- Exodus 34:3-11, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (18-21), Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B
"Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 14:12-26 -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 14:12-26 -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B

Children's sermon

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The Last Commandment: Love One Another -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2018
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Becoming a Servant -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Anna Shirey -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: How can we help our children encounter this Holy Week in a new way?
Remembering -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B
Today I brought a piece of string. Why would I bring a
Serving -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B
On this holy night I brought with me something Jesus took

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Maundy Thursday (2018) -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2018
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
Sermon Illustrations for Maundy Thursday (2015) -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Frank Ramirez, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2015

Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14

Sermon Illustrations for Maundy Thursday (2012) -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
So many different holidays... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
It's interesting how we have so many different holidays on our calendar, many of which have little r
Christopher H. Evans, co-author of the book... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
Christopher H.
There is an uncompromising difference between Catholics and Protestants... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Ron Love -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
There is an uncompromising difference between Roman Catholics and Protestants in the interpretation
Douglas Steere taught philosophy at Haverford College... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
Douglas Steere taught philosophy at Haverford College near Philadelphia for many years, but Steere w
We don't have professional foot washers... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Craig Kelly -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
We don't have professional foot washers in twenty-first-century North America, so it's rather diffic
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009

Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
This passage from Exodus comes... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
This passage from Exodus comes from the biblical instructions for the Passover Seder meal: it is to
During Holy Week many churches... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
During Holy Week many churches act out various scenes of the Passion.
It might seem silly now... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
It might seem silly now, but at the time it seemed so important.
In medieval times, when Catholicism... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
In medieval times, when Catholicism blanketed Europe and society demanded attendance at church, comm
I can't smell lilacs without... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
I can't smell lilacs without thinking of myself as a schoolboy stepping from my parents' house and w
For the apostle Paul and... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
For the apostle Paul and for us today, holy communion is central to our worship service.
The basin of foot washing... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
The basin of foot washing is not the only basin in the story of Jesus' Passion. There is another.
Melvin acknowledges that Holy Week... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
Melvin acknowledges that Holy Week is a somber and subdued time as Christians recall the last earthy
Here is a good place... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Here is a good place to observe that the "Maundy" in the title of this day is from the Middle Englis
Firefighter David Long was off... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Firefighter David Long was off duty the afternoon of August 24, 2000.
Clara Barton exemplified in a... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Clara Barton exemplified in a very physical, tangible way what Jesus meant when he said, "Do as I ha
Following a service at our... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Following a service at our church just before Christmas I saw one of our junior highs staring into t
When I was in high... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
When I was in high school, I had a part-time job as a cook for a Perkins Pancake House.
Every year at family gatherings... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Every year at family gatherings, as the extended family sat around a row of tables in Grandma's base
Irving Lazar, a well-connected... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Irving Lazar, a well-connected literary agent, worked with former President Richard Nixon in plannin

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Sermon Illustrations for Maundy Thursday (2018) -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2018
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14

Prayer

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A New Covenant -- John 13:1-15 -- Dennis Koch -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
The disciples meet with Jesus in the Upper Room. There he

Preaching

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Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
What God does to get us to love.
Maundy Thursday -- Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Cycle A for an alternative approach; see also
Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Carlos Wilton -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2002
Seasonal Theme
Maundy/Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2001
The scene in our text takes place shortly before Israel's redemption from her slavery in Egypt.
Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The institution of the covenant meal for both Jews and Christians -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: The institution of the covenant meal for both Jews and Christians.
Maundy Thursday -- Psalm 116:12-19 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1993
What shall I return to the Lord
for all his bounty to me?
Maundy Thursday -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- George M. Bass -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1990
In addition to the emphasis of reconciliation between God and his people, a central motif of the Mau
Maundy Thursday -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- George M. Bass -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1990
In addition to the emphasis of reconciliation between God and his people, a central motif of the Mau

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Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
What God does to get us to love.

Sermon

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Where It Ends -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- John Jamison -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2015
All of the plans and preparation had been completed and they were all gathering together in the room
The Perfect Example to Follow -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- John W. Clarke -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2011
As is often the case, John's gospel reports more of the contents of Jesus' instructions to his disci
Slaves Set Free -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- David H. Webb -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
It is believed that the Passover was first celebrated on the very night that Israel was set free fro
Thanks For The Memories! -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Ken Lentz -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2008
The dark of the night began to turn to the gray of morning.
For The Life Of Betsy D. I. Smylie -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- John S. Smylie -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2008
For many thousands of years, men and women of myriad tongues and races have gathered underneath the
On The Night When He Was Betrayed -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Nancy Kraft -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2008
Have you ever been betrayed by one of your closest friends?
The Friend Of Sinners -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- John A. Stroman -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1999
Jesus' critics complained that "this fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them" (Luke 15:2).
The Mystery of Christ's Life -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 -- Edward R. Mangelsdorf -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1975
A question asked most frequently,
especially by children,
is this:

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The Perfect Example to Follow -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- John W. Clarke -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2011
As is often the case, John's gospel reports more of the contents of Jesus' instructions to his disci

Stories

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Fast Food -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2018
Contents
“Fast Food” by C. David McKirachan
Dirty Jobs -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- John Fitzgerald, Keith Wagner -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2015
Contents
"Dirty Jobs" by John Fitzgerald
"A Deeper Love" by Keith Wagner
Regrets -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan, Sandra Herrmann, Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2012
Contents
"Regrets" by Keith Hewitt
"Incarnation" by C. David McKirachan
The Lamb -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Keith Hewitt, David O. Bales, Larry Winebrenner, Peter Andrew Smith, Sandra Herrmann -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2009
Contents
What’s Up This Week
"The Lamb" by Keith Hewitt

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Waiting And Remembering -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- David E. Leininger -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2008
This was a special night.
Sunday Dinner -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2005
Sunday Dinner


Madame And Maid -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Constance Berg -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1999
Isabel put on a white glove. Today was Thursday. Cleaning day in the house.
Blessed At The Core -- John 13:1-17, 31-35a -- John E. Sumwalt, Manda R. Stack -- Maundy Thursday - B
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.

Worship

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O Lord, My God -- Psalm 116:1, 10-17 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2008
Refrain
O Lord, my God,
Pray, what shall I do
To show thanks to you
Theme: Pass Around Passover -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2005
Call To Worship

Maundy Thursday -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2005
Maundy Thursday -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2002
A First Century Communion Litany
A Day Of Remembrance -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
I Will Pass Over You -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- James R. Wilson -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet and The New Commandment -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1993
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading or see
MAUNDY THURSDAY -- B. David Hostetter -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1993
* THE EXTINGUISHING OF EACH OF SEVEN CANDLES

* ORGAN PRELUDE
the Passover, the prediction of betrayal -- John 13:1-15, Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1990
Suggestion:
1. Use mostly silence, including the serving of the sacrament.
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Maundy Thursday - B
Consider a silent communion with the worshipers focused on the Cross and communion table still cover

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“...whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant.” (v. 43b)

Good morning young folks,

What a blessing to see you this morning. I hope you are well and eager to hear a message from the Bible today. I love sharing and I know you love listening.

Today we will learn about how to be great. Yep, that’s what I said -- how to be great!

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Psalm 104 begins and ends with a unique call to praise. Instead of calling on others to praise the Lord, the psalmist instructs himself: "Bless the Lord, O my soul." This psalm and Psalm 103 are the only places in the Bible where this particular expression occurs. What are we to make of this unusual phrase?

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