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Children's Activity

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Hands and feet -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Leah Thompson -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Feet washing -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 13:1-7, 31b-35 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 13:1-7, 31b-35 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

When the Lord sets the table -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- David Kalas -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2016
It’s a fascinating proposition when one stops to consider it.
A single family -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
When Christians come together to celebrate Maundy Thursday, we are entering into the Hebrew calendar
Long table -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2010
Perhaps you've been part of a large group going out to eat together.
NULL -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2010
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
It's time -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
In each of the scriptures assigned for Maundy Thursday there is a near obsession with
Dutiful servants of all -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-7, 31b-35 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2001
Do we ever really get together anymore? Think about it.
Remembrance -- Exodus 12:1-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1998
The emphasis for today is on meals, which are very prominent throughout the Cycle C lectionary.
In the form of a servant -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10, 11-14), 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1995
The evening service on Maundy Thursday can be one of the most moving of the church year.
Maundy -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Maundy Thursday - C
The word "maundy" means commandment -- "this I command you."
Coming together -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Luke 22:7-20 -- Maundy Thursday - C
There is a church which actually sets a table for the Lord's supper.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 13:1-7, 31b-35 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 13:1-7, 31b-35 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C

Drama

SermonStudio

A Special Night -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Pamela Urfer -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1994
Cast: A FATHER, his DAUGHTER and his SON

Length:
8 minutes

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Maundy Thursday (2016) -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- R. Robert Cueni, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2016
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
Sermon Illustrations for Maundy Thursday (2013) -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14
NULL -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
There are days to remember: birthdays, wedding anniversaries, Independence Day, tax day, election da
NULL -- Exodus 12 1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Bob Ove -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
Whenever we see a lamb mentioned in the Old Testament, we think of Jesus, the lamb of God who was in
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
Students of evolution have observed that sharing common rituals enhances trust and social solidarity
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Ron Love -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
During the meeting of the Continental Congress, George Washington was the only attendee to wear a mi
NULL -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
It is said that mimicry is the highest form of flattery.
NULL -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Bob Ove -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
There is enough in this passage to fill your whole ministry!

Humans divide time into manageable... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
Humans divide time into manageable hunks, then we name those days, months, and eras.
A small country church in... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
A small country church in Wisconsin has a special tradition that they have used at the
One of the most famous... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
One of the most famous paintings in the world is Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the
Fred Speakman, great preacher of... -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
Fred Speakman, great preacher of another era, tells this story. Wheeler Robinson, great
There's a story of the... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
There's a story of the original President Bush (not our president today, but his father,
Between April 3, 1860, and... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
Between April 3, 1860, and November 21, 1861, the Pony Express delivered mail
Currently, Ben is serving with... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
Currently, Ben is serving with the US Army in war-torn Iraq. The week before being
For I received what I... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
"For I received what I passed on to you." Thus reads the apostle Paul's familiar Last
When John Kennedy ran for... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
When John Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he went to West Virginia to campaign
As Christ kneels and washes... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
As Christ kneels and washes the feet of the disciples of the upper room, he is teaching
A communion hymn by Charles... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
A communion hymn by Charles Wesley is fitting:
Elton Trueblood used to tell... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
Elton Trueblood used to tell the story that a pastor once preached on the subject of
Jesus exemplifies humble servanthood for... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2001
Jesus exemplifies humble servanthood for his disciples by washing their feet.
In December 1999, my sister... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2001
In December 1999, my sister and I were talking about Mom's eightieth birthday.
Each spring the Master's Golf... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2001
Each spring the Master's Golf Tournament is held at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Emily was the camp cook... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2001
Emily was the camp cook. She had a great recipe for granola.
Mothers always save memorabilia. In... -- John 13:1-17; 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2001
Mothers always save memorabilia.

Prayer

SermonStudio

Symbolic food for a shared future -- Luke 22:7-20 -- Dennis Koch -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Symbolic food for a shared future

Gospel Note:

Preaching

SermonStudio

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 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Maundy Thursday -- Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Maundy Thursday, Cycle A and Maundy Thursday,
Maundy/Holy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2003
The same Old Testament text is used for Maundy Thursday in all three cycles of the lectionary.
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 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus and his disciples move toward Jerusalem and the cross.
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 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, Mark 14:12-26 -- George M. Bass -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

Sermon

SermonStudio

Prelude To A Sacrament -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- David Kalas -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2009
We have a table before us.
Meal Of Death -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2009
There it is. No one can enter this sanctuary without noticing it.
Holy Ground -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2009
The Bible -- under $10 if you do a little shopping.
A Blood That Passes Over -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, Iii -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
In our lesson the Lord gives precise instructions to Moses and Aaron on the content and preparation
Setting The Example -- John 13:1-15 -- John N. Brittain -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
Many, many years ago -- so long ago that we still showed 16 mm films in church -- we used a series o
The Hands That Hold Hope -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Henry F. Woodruff -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
"Personal" is the operative word.
Portrait Of A Powerful Servant -- John 13:1-15 -- John M. Braaten -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1991
Jesus loved to paint portraits for the soul. He did it through his actions as well as his words.
Fresh Bread And New Wine -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1991
Stories of holy communion events abound.
Giving Away the Store -- Luke 22:7-20, John 13:1-15 -- Carl L. Jech -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1988
A friend of mine once had a job briefly at a car rental agency.
Lift Up Your Hearts! -- Luke 22:7-20 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1985
Deep within the heart of the Christian faith there are two simple, yet profound and mysterious acts
Table For Talkers -- Luke 22:7-20, 24-27 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1976
The success of a dinner depends as much on fellowship as on food.

Stories

StoryShare

Houston, We Have No Problem -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2016
Contents
"Houston, we have no problem" by Frank Ramirez

...remembering Me -- 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 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2013
Contents
"World Saver" by Keith Hewitt
"Maybe" by Sandra Herrmann
The Lamb -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- John E. Sumwalt, Rick Mccracken-bennett, C. David Mckirachan, Fanny Lee Seville, Scott Dalgarno, David E. Leininger -- Maundy Thursday - C
Passion/Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11

SermonStudio

The Uniquely Christian Commandment -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2009
Maundy Thursday is a strange term.
The Fisher King -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2006
Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this wo
Pure Blood -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2003
The following is a discussion about blood -- human blood -- and if you can get over the ick factor a
Maundy Thursday Visions -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- John E. Sumwalt, Lisa Lancaster -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2003
In 1985, I was struggling deeply with a very painful friendship.
Cleansing Feet; Cleansing Soul -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Constance Berg -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
Matthew and Mary Beth were at a trade show.

Worship

SermonStudio

Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2009
A Maundy Meal For The Whole Family
Goals

Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14

Theme: Who's That Knockin'?
Maundy Thursday -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Theme: Priceless

Meditation
Maundy Thursday -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Frank Ramirez -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Theme: Why Is This Night So Different?
Holy/Maundy Thursday -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2003
Theme: The Passover

Call To Worship
Food -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Purple

Gospel: John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Passover -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- James R. Wilson -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Maundy Thursday -- Psalm 116:12-19 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1991
What shall I return to the Lord
for all his bounty to me?
THURSDAY IN HOLY WEEK -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Heth H. Corl -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Theme: The new covenant written on our hearts

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“Mom” by C. David McKirachan
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Mom
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Good morning boys and girls,

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Theme For The Day: Knowing the signs of the Lord's return.


BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 (C)

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