Maundy Thursday Supper & Dessert Potluck 6 pm @ the eXchange – You are invited to come and enjoy a simple meal and Tennebrae Service. Supper will be provided…please bring a dessert to share. If you desire, you are invited to enter the worship centre after supper to walk the prayer labyrinth, light a candle, journal, or just sit in a quiet space.
What is a Labyrinth? A labyrinth is a prayer walk, symbolizing a desire to walk to the center…to our center, and to God’s center. To walk the labyrinth is to intentionally dial down all the other voices that cry for our attention, and to simply clear a space where we just put one foot in front of the other with an intention to find rest in the center of God’s heart. You can walk the labyrinth with a friend, with a child, or on your own.
What is a Tenebrae Service? The word “tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’ burial. This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God.