Armadale UCA

MAUNDY THURSDAY

2020

“Washing the Disciple’s Feet 1993”

Sadao Watanabe

John 13: 1-15 – What is Jesus showing His disciples here?

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John 13: 16-30 – What is going on here?

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Mark 14: 32-42 – Why is it so hard to watch and pray?

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`Stay with me. Remain here with me. Watch and pray. Watch and pray.`

https://youtu.be/uBJxhtEP2hM

Prayer

God of the darkest nights and the longest days,

grant us courage and perseverance to stay, watch and pray

tonight and over these next three days…

For Jesus` sake.

Amen

Blessing You Cannot Turn Back

For Holy Thursday

As if you could

stop this blessing

from washing

over you.

As if you could

turn it back,

could return it

from your body

to the bowl,

from the bowl

to the pitcher,

from the pitcher

to the hand

that set this blessing

on its way.

As if you could

change the course

by which this blessing

flows.

As if you could control how it

pours over you –

unbidden,

unsought,

unasked,

yet startling

in the way

it matches the need

you did not know

you had.

As if you could

become undrenched.

As if you could

resist gathering it up

in your two hands

and letting your body

follow the arc

this blessing makes.

(Jan. L. Richardson Circle of Grace)