A Service for Maundy Thursday

Tonight we remember the evening Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover in an upstairs room in Jerusalem, before Jesus was arrested.

At the end of the service we will hear some final words, which will point us towards Good Friday and then we will leave in silence – as we too watch and wait with Jesus and prepare to journey with him.

Songs as we gather to worship.

Hymn – As we are gathered

Hymn – There is a green hill far away

Opening Prayer

Let us pray together:
God of light and truth,
grant us peace as we gather tonight.
May we draw closer to you as we recall again
the service and suffering of Christ,
in whose name we meet and pray

In remembrance we gather:
To be with the one who teaches us
the meaning of faithfulness.

In remembrance we worship:
Lifting our voices to the one
who calls us to love one another

In remembrance we feast:
Breaking the bread which makes us whole,
drinking the cup which fills us with grace

Hymn – Be still

The Cloud of Witnesses Prayer

The Story Part 1

Hymn – Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice


The Story Part 2


The Story Part 3

Hymn – Dear Lord and Father of mankind

The Story Part 4

The Lord’s Supper

Hymn – How deep the Father’s love for us


Closing Words
After the meal Jesus and his disciples sang a hymn and they went out to the Mount of Olives. Jesus said to them, ‘All of you will run away and leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane.
He was arrested, and they all forsook him and fled.

Hymn – Were you there when they crucified my Lord

In silence, the candles are extinguished.
The large Jesus candle is carried out of the room, still alight