Holy Thursday

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
311 Blue Grass Trail
Newport, VA
Morris Fleischer
(540) 544-7183
The Denial of St. Peter, Gerard van Honthorst, c. 1620

If we stop to think about it, there were two trials going on simultaneously the night of Jesus’ betrayal: Jesus, interrogated by the high priest Caiaphas in front of the Sanhedrin, and Peter, just outside in the courtyard, questioned by a servant girl.  Join us April 18 at 7:00 p.m. for our Holy Thursday Worship Celebration as we meet this girl and remember the events of that fateful night in the conclusion of our Faces by the Wayside series.   Our worship will also include Holy Communion with our text coming from Mark 14:66-72.

Mark 14:66-72, NRSV

66While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came by.  67When she saw Peter warming himself, she stared at him and said, “You also were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth.”  68But he denied it, saying, “I do not know or understand what you are talking about.”  And he went out into the forecourt.  Then the cock crowed.  69And the servant-girl, on seeing him, began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.”  70But again he denied it.  Then after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them; for you are a Galilean.”  71But he began to curse, and he swore an oath, “I do not know this man you are talking about.”  72At that moment the cock crowed for the second time.  Then Peter remembered that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.”  And he broke down and wept.

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