Wesley UMC Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service April 1 , 2021

Order of Worship:  Maundy Thursday Service of Shadows


Lighting of the Christ Candle & Opening Prayer

Special Music:  “Lacrimosa” – Christ First United Methodist Choir

Reading of the Mandatum Novum” [New Commandment]:  John 13:1-9, 12-15, 34-35

The Service of Shadows

Shadow of Betrayal – Matthew 26:20-29:   Eric Magnusson, Med-Evac. Pilot

Video:  “Stranger” by The Work of the People

Shadow of Inner Agony – Luke 22:40-42:  Andy Sveen, Certified Nursing Assistant

Shadow of Loneliness – Matthew 26:40-45:  Tara Sieracki, Nursing Student

Shadow of Desertion – Matthew 26:47-50,55-56:  Becky Wisted, Youth Leader

Reading:  “The Courtyard Scene” by Ann Weems from Kneeling in Jerusalem

The Shadow of Accusation – Mathew 26:59-68:  Beth Sveen, Special Education Paraprofessional

The Shadow of Mockery – Mark 15:12-20:  Tara Jamison, Nursing Student

The Shadow of Death – Luke 23:33-46:  Rev. David Hicks, Assisted Living Center Chaplain

Video:  “Come and Take and Eat” by The Work of the People

Extinguishing of the Christ Candle

Tolling of the Bells:  33 rings, one for each year of Jesus’ life.