On March 29, 2018 at 6:30PM, we will commemorate Maundy Thursday with a Passover Seder Supper.
Passover is the celebration of the the Hebrew people’s escape from slavery in Egypt. Jewish families gather together for a special Seder supper, a celebration of freedom and deliverance.
The night before Jesus died was Passover. He gathered with his twelve disciples for a Seder meal. It was then that Jesus celebrated the first Holy Communion with his followers.
During a Seder, guests join together for a meal of lamb, matzah bread, haroset*, wine and other foods traditionally served at Passover. As we share the Seder meal and Holy Communion, we remembered both how the Hebrews were freed from slavery and how the Jesus freed us all from the bonds of sin and death.
If you wish to attend, please reserve by Monday, March 26. A lot of food and wine is involved, we do not want to be caught short. There is no charge. Donations are welcome but not expected.
Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up and to bring Haroset and other Seder foods. To reserve and/or volunteer, please call the church office or email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Rebecca’s Charoses (Haroset) Recipe
Neighbor Rebecca Tarnow’s recipe has been a popular addition to the supper
6 cups chopped apples (mix of Gala & Golden Delicious is good)
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup honey (extra honey and/or sugar to taste)
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon (more, to taste)
12 dates, chopped
1/2 to 1 cup red wine or juice
Chop apples to a fine dice or mince. Rebecca used a cutting bowl & curved knife.
Mix all ingredients. Add enough red wine or juice to bind the mixture.
*Charoses (Haroset) represents the mortar or cement used to making bricks in Egypt.