Jesus and his disciples were in Jerusalem during the time that the Jews celebrated the Passover. The Passover was a special meal when the Jews gave thanks for the time hundreds of years earlier when their ancestors, the Israelites, escaped from slavery in Egypt.
Jesus sent Peter and John to make preparations for the group to eat the Passover. Jesus told them, "As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters. Tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher wants to know, where is your guest room, where he can eat the Passover with his disciples?' The owner of the house will show you a large upstairs room, all furnished. Make preparations there." Peter and John left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they got the Passover meal ready.
On the evening of the Passover, Jesus and his disciples gathered at the table and Jesus said to them, "I have really been wanting to eat this Passover meal with you, because soon it will be time for me to suffer, and this is the last Passover I will eat until the Kingdom of God comes."
Then he took a cup of wine, gave a prayer of thanks for it, and told the disciples, “Share this among yourselves, because I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God comes."
Then Jesus took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, and broke it into pieces, gave it to the disciples and said, "This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
Then after the supper he took the cup of wine and said, "This wine is a symbol of my blood, which is poured out for you. It represents the new covenant.”
“Jesus said, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’” Luke 22:19 (CEV)
In Holywood, watch the video “The Easter Story.”
In Antioch Arcade, play a game using the buzzer to answer clues or questions about the Last Supper.
In Creation Station create a stained glass picture of the Communion elements.
In Apostle’s Playhouse make a real life Last Supper picture.
In Praising Puppets use the puppets to learn about how we celebrate Communion.
Creation Station – Julie Bell
Holywood – Mai Wickelgren
Antioch Arcade – Shelia Bramante
Praising Puppets – Wanda Shive
Apostle’s Playhouse – Lisa and Angus Clark
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, Lori Houck, and Stephanie Arnold.