Midweek Message

Update, April 1, 2021 (Maundy Thursday)

Jim Hopkins

March 30, 2021


In the next four days there are many ways for us to participate in Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday services and observances.

Maundy Thursday – “Preparing for the Journey Ahead” 6:00 pm, led by Pastor Carolyn on LABC Zoom

Communion – 6:00-7:00 pm on the Church Steps

Good Friday – “Service of Seven Last Words” hosted on Zoom by Grace Baptist Church, San Jose. Pastor Jim will preach on the last word “Father, Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit” 6:30 pm HTTPS://USO2WEB.ZOOM.US/J/82129919027

Communion -12:00-1:00 and 6:00-7:00 pm on the Church Steps

Holy Saturday – “Easter In Jerusalem” 9:00 am Easter in Jerusalem (123formbuilder.com)

“Anticipation of Easter Joy” 10:00 am, led by Pastor Carolyn on LABC Zoom

Easter Sunday – “Easter Sunrise Service with the San Francisico Kachin Baptist Church” 7:00 am https://zoom.us/j/669648121 Meeting ID 669 648 121

LABC Sunday Worship – “Beyond the Rooster’s Call” 10:00 am on LABC Zoom (Bible Study Class will follow)

What is Maundy Thursday? Some people call it Holy Thursday, others as Maundy Thursday. But what does the “Maundy” in “Maundy Thursday” mean? It’s certainly not a commonly-used word or something you’re likely to hear outside the context of Easter. What did this term mean, and where did it come from?

Etymologically, the consensus is that “Maundy” comes from the Latin word Mandatum (itself from the verb Mandare), which is translated “commandment.” (See Wikipedia’s entry on the derivation of the name ‘Maundy’ for additional opinions.)

In the context of Holy Week it refers to the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples while washing their feet, as recorded in John 13. Specifically, the commandment in John 13:34-35:

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

From BibleGateway Blog