Welcome to our service on this Maundy Thursday.  Today, we come with Jesus to the Upper Room, and meet around the table at the Last Supper.  At the supper, Jesus reveals himself as the servant of all, when he takes water and a towel and washes the disciples feet, giving us an example of servanthood to follow.

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The video of our short service for Maundy Thursday concludes with the stripping of the altar as we prepare for the bleakness of Good Friday.  Both the audio and the video finish with “My Song is Love Unknown”.

My song is love unknown

My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I,
That for my sake
My Lord should take
Frail flesh, and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But oh, my Friend,
My Friend indeed,
Who at my need
His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!”
Is all their breath,
And for His death
They thirst and cry.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they save,
The Prince of life they slay.
Yet cheerful He
To suffering goes,
That He His foes
From thence might free.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King,
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend,
In whose sweet praise
I all my days
Could gladly spend