On the eve of Jesusâ€™ Crucifixion, Jesus and the twelve Apostles met in an Upper Room in Jerusalem to observe the Passover. At this meal, Jesus instituted the Lordâ€™s Supper, a memorial observed by Christians to this day. As they ate together, Jesus announced that one of them would betray Him. Leonardo da Vinci sought to capture their reactions in his famous painting, “The Last Supper.”
Several members of Kern United Methodist Church will recreate this masterpiece on Maundy Thursday, March 28, in a dramatic interpretation of “The Living Last Supper” at 7 p.m. in the churchâ€™s Family Life Center. In addition to the drama, there will be several musical and dance selections. The service will conclude with Holy Communion and dismissal by prayer.
The community is invited to attend the Living Last Supper performance as well as these additional Holy Week events: a Good Friday service (March 29) in the church sanctuary at noon, a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in the church Memorial Garden on Easter Sunday (March 31) with a breakfast following in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 a.m., and three additional Easter services at 8:30 a.m. (Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary), 9 a.m. (Praise and Worship Service in the Family Life Center), and 11 a.m. (Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary).
Kern United Methodist Church is located at 451 East Tennessee Avenue. For additional information about the Living Last Supper or other Holy Week activities, please contact the church office at (865) 483-5273.