The Thursday before Easter is known as "Maundy Thursday." The term "maundy" is a shortened form of mandatum — the Latin word for "command." It was on this day — the evening before Jesus' crucifixion — that He gathered with His disciples for their last supper together. There, He washed their feet and gave them this commandment:
"I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another." — John 13:34
The Houston's First family at The Loop Campus will remember Jesus' sacrifice at our Broken For You service on Thu, Apr 18, as we gather in praise, prayer, and preparation for Easter with guest speaker Dr. James Tour. The evening will include observance of the Lord's Supper, and we'll receive a special benevolence offering.
Dr. Tour is a synthetic organic chemist who specializes in nanotechnology. He serves as the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University. He was born and raised a Jew in the New York City area. While in college in 1977, he asked Jesus to forgive him for his sins and to come into his heart. You can read his personal statement of beliefs here.
Not able to gather with us in person? The Broken For You service will stream live from The Loop here on HoustonsFirst.org and on Facebook.com/HoustonsFirst.
Visit our Easter page for information about Easter worship services at The Loop Campus on Sat, Apr 20, and Sun, Apr 21.