Kirk of Kildaire

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The Last Supper (Revised)

March 12-April 9, 2006

Summary

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.”

Memory Verse: “Jesus said, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’”  Luke 22:19 (CEV)

What we will learn:

  •      Jesus taught us how to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and wants us to do it to remember Him.
  •      The Holy Spirit is with us in Communion.
  •      Celebrating Communion is one way to give thanks to God.
  •      We treat the bread and wine with respect because they are special symbols of God’s love.

What is happening in Faith Quest Workshops?

     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.

Family Time and Prayer

Read:  Luke 22:7-23 and Mark 14:12-26

Reflection:  Before Jesus shared the bread and wine what did he do?  Why did he share the bread and the wine as he did?

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, who gave your life so that we may know God better, thank you for teaching us how to celebrate your memory in the Communion service.  Amen.

Offering:  One Great Hour

Thank-you to our Workshop Leaders:

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.