March 29th Maundy Thursday. Bowl & Towel

On this Maundy Thursday we place a towel and a bowl at the foot of the Lent Cross – God came among us to serve. How can we do anything less?

John 13 v 4 & 5

Jesus rose from the table, took off his outer garments and tied a towel round his waist. Then he poured some water into a bowl and proceeded to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel.

Hymn:  We sing:

Kneels at the feet of his friends,
silently washes their feet,
Master who acts as a slave to them.
Jesu, Jesu,
Fill us with your love,
Show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from you.

Prayer:  Let us pray together:

God of mystery and mercy, grant us new life with you, as we draw near in remembrance, approaching the end of this journey with you through Lent. Amen