Thank you so much to all who attended the Ancient History Workshop planning meeting on Friday! We doubled-up with the PTF meeting, and had BOTH meetings in ONE hour — that must have set a new world record! The workshop will take place on Friday, November 8th, and we will focus on the Passover (with Seder Meal), which has rich meaning for every Christian.
The Passover is a re-telling of the time when God used Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, where they had been slaves for hundreds of years. God miraculously caused ten plagues in order to get the Egyptians to release the Israelites, and the last plague was the death of every firstborn. Before that tenth and last plague, God told His people to sacrifice a lamb and to put its blood on the doorposts of their homes; if they did this, their home would be passed over and their firstborn would live. “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt” (Exodus 12:12-13). JESUS is our Passover Lamb. He would later be crucified on the Passover holiday. It is His blood that saves us from our sin, and gives us new life — now and in Heaven. “Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7).
We are excited about celebrating this Biblical holiday! Here is a synopsis of our
plan,with a sign-up sheet. There is still lots of space for people to volunteer, to
help run a center, and to bring items for the Seder meal. Please let Jen Elliott
know if you’d like to volunteer for something (JenniferRoseElliott@yahoo.com).
Ancient History Workshop: Passover with Seder Meal
Learning Centers (9:30):
Make candles – Leslie Fassnacht and Christine Hensley
Make centerpieces –
Make covers for Haggadah (the text for the Seder meal) –
Lambs (craft) – Diane Harrington
Fireplace cooking (unleavened bread) – Jenn Smith and Amber Milo
Significance of Plagues (older students) –
Doorposts and blood (wood, red paint, and Scripture?) – Darlene Ireland (will provide materials) and Corrie Fletcher (will run center)
Bread towels – Shannon Smith and Kristi Carr
Seder Meal (11:00):
Lamb (shank bone) –
Bitter herbs (horseradish?) –
Unleavened bread (Matzah?) –
Haroset (apples, nuts, grape juice, cinnamon) – Diane Harrington
Karpas (celery/salt water) –
Grape juice –
Lunch (12:00): We decided to make this nice and easy. 🙂 Sub sandwiches (Jen Elliott will figure out cost.)