So I had never heard of such a thing. Had to look it up, actually. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maundy_Thursday But our pastor asked the hubby and I to help make it a special event at church last Thursday night.
Hubby busted out the trailer, the lights the road cases and we set them up on stage to create mood. The chairs were turned into semi circles and a table was placed into the center of those. When you first walked it, it did not seem to be a church sanctuary at all, but a fine dining establishment! It was very cool...I thought.
We had a babysitter come to the church to watch our babes while we ran through songs and finalized all details...well, little lady decided to cry pretty much the entire 3 hours she was there. Boy, I did not realize that when you decide to breastfeed for a year, you create an almost unnatural codependant bond with your kid! :)
Pastor read scripture leading up to the Last Supper, Hubby and I sang the song The Last Supper http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B0000062I9/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img which you can find a tiny sample here. Then we took communion at our tables. This was followed by more scriptures and then I had to sing this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ6dYDRMRm4&feature=related which I wasn't sure I could do without crying. I almost didn't get through it...but I do know there were plenty of tears in the crowd.
All in all, it was a beautiful service, and I am glad our church did this.