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"Singing the Psalms of Holy Week"
March 28, 2024
7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
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The Thursday of Holy Week (the week preceding Easter) is called "Maundy Thursday" and occurs on March 28 this year.  It is the day we commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples.  At 7:00 PM on Maundy Thursday, we will be “Singing the Psalms of Holy Week.”  Did you know that many of the Gospel texts we read during Holy Week either directly quote or have a strong connection to one of the Old Testament Psalms?  The Psalms were originally written as Scripture passages designed for singing.  Today, several Christian denominations incorporate the singing of the Psalms in their worship services regularly.  This is what we will be doing at our Maundy Thursday Service!  Some of you may remember when we did a service like this in 2021.  We will read several texts from the Gospel that focus on the Holy Week story from Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, His last supper with the disciples and His crucifixion.  Following the readings, we will sing a related Psalm from the Old Testament!  How are we going to do that?  Over the years, talented individuals have taken the Psalms and paraphrased them in such a way that they fit familiar hymn tunes.  That’s the sort of thing we will be doing Maundy Thursday.  We will also be blessed with a vocal performance of “Via Dolorosa”.  AND, since it is Maundy Thursday, we will also celebrate the Ordinances of Feetwashing and the Lord’s Supper.  So, get ready for Maundy Thursday – we’ll be “Singing the Psalms of Holy Week!”

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