In the Old Testament, God instituted a religious calendar for the Israelites to follow. Within each year there were seven specified feasts (Leviticus 23) four in the spring and three each fall. Through these feasts, the Jewish people celebrated their history, their faith, and the blessings of God. Through Jesus’ life, the hope of each feast was fulfilled in a dramatic way.
Passover is celebrated to remember God’s deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, when God passed over Israelite children and killed the firstborn of every Egyptian family. Most Jews traveled to Jerusalem for celebration of Passover. Each family brought a spotless lamb to the Temple for sacrifice. These lambs remind the Israelites of the lamb that was eaten on the night they were delivered from Egypt. The lamb also reminded Israelites of the blood price that must be paid for their sin.
Luke 2 records the story of Jesus and his family traveling to Jerusalem for the Passover feast. Later, Jesus died on the cross at the exact moment of the Passover sacrifice. Like the Passover lamb, none of his bones were broken, and his blood made the final atonement for the sins of the world.
Holy Cross Lutheran and Simply The Church ministries invites you to join us as we celebrate a symbolic Passover Seder. The event will take place Saturday evening, April 30, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There is no charge to attend and families with children are welcome to bring them, please note that no formal childcare will be provided.
This is a symbolic meal and not an actual dinner – we encourage you to eat before you come.
We kindly ask that if you do plan to attend to please R.S.V.P. with the total number of people to email@example.com , this will assist us in making the appropriate preparations.
GBU – Luke 22:20