Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 6:30 - 9:30pm
At the Willow Springs Worship Location
RSVP Required, Suggested Donation: $5 per person, or $20 for 4 or more.
Messianic Seder Supper
Remembering What is to Come
We would like for you to join us for a Messianic Passover Seder Dinner on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 6:30pm at Willow Springs Elementary School, 5400 Willow Creek Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030.
What is a Messianic Seder Supper?
A Messianic Passover Seder involves the uniting of two ritual acts that Jesus associated with the new covenant 1) eating of the broken Matzo (afikomen) and 2) the drinking of the cup of redemption which Jesus called the cup of his blood, these rituals were later incorporating into the Christian liturgy as communion or the Lord’s Supper. A Passover Seder refers to an “orchestrated ceremony with a number of distinct steps or phases”. During our Seder, we will eat special foods that help to retell the story of the Israelites journey to freedom and then we will experience how Jesus explained the meaning of the New Covenant by revealing his sacrificial role as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world by completing the meal with Eucharist.
This evening is very much a church and community-wide family event that would be very easy to invite friends to especially as it is historic and cultural in nature. But beyond its history, the Messianic Seder tells the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. There will be worship through song and we hope to dance together at the end of the evening. Here are a couple of resources if you would like to learn more about this sacred event: Crivoice.com, and Hebrews4Christians.com.
Volunteers are needed to help with this evening: those who would like to set up, servers and final clean-up. The main dish will be provided by Apostles and we are asking that you bring a vegetable, fruit or dessert plate. Please do not use a large platter and if possible something disposable. You can make reservations as well as sign up to volunteer here or by calling Pam Marsh at the Church office, 703-591-1974.
If you are able, we have a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 for a family of 4 or more.