Save the date!
March 30, 2018, 6 p.m.
REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE!
The Passover was given to the people of God to be a permanent reminder of His great deliverance for His people. It started with the great Exodus of the Jews from Egyptian slavery and continues with the deliverance we find from our sins through the finished work of Jesus Christ. God’s Word declares that the Passover was to be celebrated by God’s people for all time.
This is open to everyone, and families are encouraged to attend with their children so that this great story of God’s deliverance can be passed from generation to generation. In the Passover celebration, you will notice many things that Jewish people have been doing for centuries that are all about Jesus. Such as, at one point we will take three pieces of matzo bread which are striped, pierced and unleavened. We will break the middle piece which is called the afikoman and hide it in a cloth. Later we will bring back the broken afikoman and celebrate by eating it. The finding of this broken piece of matzo is known as the highpoint of the entire event. As Christians, we see our Lord and Savior, who was striped and pierced and completely holy (unleavened). We know that he was broken for us and hidden away for three days only to return (the Resurrection). The Passover is our celebration of hope and redemption in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This has always been a well attended event, so please sign up early.
What you can expect:
All of the elements which we will use are part of the traditional Jewish feast.
Tables will be set in small groups to simulate a gathering of two or three families in a home. Please sit with your family at any one of the table units.
You will be asked to eat parsley dipped in salt water to represent that the Passover took place in the Spring when vegetation was green. The salt water depicts the tears of bondage God’s people had during their years of slavery in Egypt. You will also be invited to eat the bitter herbs which is horseradish to identify more fully with the hardship of bondage. It is not meant to be pleasant. The charoset is a sweet apple and walnut mixture which represents that even in the midst of hardship, the sweet presence of God is with us.