Home Equipping Leaders African American 21st Century Africana Worship Resources for Holy Thursday, Year B

21st Century Africana Worship Resources for Holy Thursday, Year B

Gathering Meditation
(Based on Exodus 12:1-14)
The calendar contains special days we all look forward to, such as birthdays, Christmas, or vacations. When our special day approaches, we get excited. But excitement over a "special" day is nothing compared to the excitement of a new beginning. God told Moses and Aaron to start a new calendar. Mark time from this point forward. Tear up the old calendars, marred with memories of an ugly past. Mark a new day and a new experience with a sacrificial lamb. Mark the new era with blood-painted doorposts. Mark the day with barbeque rubbed in bitter herbs and flatbread. Eat hurriedly, anticipating God will move at any moment. Mark this as a day to remember, when God restarted time for you. Mark the day just as God marked you to live freely as a child of God.

Choral Call to Worship
(Psalm 116:1-2 & I Corinthians 13:4-8)
[Suggested Instrumental Music Background: Love, as recorded by Kirk Franklin]
Reader 1: Love
Reader 2: is patient.
Reader 1: Love
Reader 3: is kind.

Reader 1: Love
Reader 4: doesn't envy

I love the Lord

Reader 1: Love doesn't boast.
Reader 1: Love isn't arrogant.
Reader 1: Love isn't rude.
Reader 1: Love isn't irritable.
Reader 1: Love isn't resentful.
Reader 1: Love doesn't rejoice in wrongdoing.
Reader 1: Love rejoices in the truth.
Reader 1: Love bears all things.
Reader 1: Love believes all things.
Reader 1: Love hopes all things.
Reader 1: Love endures all things.
Reader 1: Love never ends.

I love the Lord
Because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

About the Author: Kwasi I. Kena is a former staff member of Discipleship Ministries.

Contact Us for Help

View staff by program area to ask for additional assistance.



* indicates required

This is a bi-monthly email where you’ll receive the highest quality resources to support your disciple-making process. Everything from Helpful Articles, New Webinar Series and Podcasts, Discounted Teaching Series, and so much more!

Please confirm that you want to receive email from us.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please read our Privacy Policy page.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.