So this half term, we will be looking at two topics. For the first two weeks we will be following on from the Passover to learning more about our Eucharist Service.
Then we will move on towards Easter and thinking about who Jesus was and is.
So our question for the next two weeks is -
Why Do Christians Celebrate the Eucharist?
Look at these two pictures. One is a close up of the first. They show the last supper. This was the last meal Jesus shared with his friends before he was put on the cross to die for us.
This was not just a last meal though. It was actually the Passover meal they were celebrating. Can you spot the Seder plate? Look at the close up of the picture!
Here are words from the book of Mark in the bible.He wrote an account of the Last Supper.
So they prepared the Passover Feast...
17 In the evening, Jesus went to that house with the 12. 18 While they were all eating, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth. One of you will give me to my enemies—one of you eating with me now.”
19 The followers were very sad to hear this. Each one said to Jesus, “I am not the one, am I?”
20 Jesus answered, “The man who is against me is 1 of the 12. He is the 1 who dips his bread into the bowl with me. 21 The Son of Man must go and die. The Scriptures say this will happen. But how terrible it will be for the person who gives the Son of Man to be killed. It would be better for that person if he had never been born.”
22 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread. He thanked God for it and broke it. Then he gave it to his followers and said, “Take it. This bread is my body.”
23 Then Jesus took a cup. He thanked God for it and gave it to the followers. All the followers drank from the cup.
24 Then Jesus said, “This is my blood which begins the new[a] agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many. 25 I tell you the truth. I will not drink of this fruit of the vine[b] again until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
26 They sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
Can you see in the picture what Mark has just written? Watch the video too.
Draw your own picture of the last supper and annotate (label) it with the things Mark describes.