Bonds of peace, love and grace

Tonight as Christians across the country gather to celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper, it is more important than ever that we gather around the table where all are invited and all are welcome. As our country grows more and more fractured, and we have completely failed the exhortation of Bill and Ted to be excellent to one another, we desperately need the Lord's Table. In a world where teen ...

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The Maundy Thursday Connection

The word “Maundy” is derived from Latin “mandatum,” which means “commandment.”  On Maundy Thursday (when we celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper), not only does Jesus command us to eat the bread and drink the wine in remembrance of him, he also offers us a new commandment: "that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (John 13:34, Revised Standard Version). In ...

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