The congregation of Westmoreland Baptist Church and visitors will have a wonderful and rare opportunity on Friday, April 4th at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose building.
Those who are present that evening will be taking part in one of the oldest and most meaningful rituals in the Bible – the Passover Seder
The Seder is a ritual performed by the Jewish people, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. This story is in the Book of Exodus (Shemot) in theHebrew Bible. The Seder itself is based on the Biblical verse
commanding Jews to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt: "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8)
This is the very Passover meal that Jesus and His disciples shared at their “Last Supper” the night that Jesus was arrested. Iis full of symbolism, both to the descendants of Abraham and those of us who know Jesus Christ as our Savior. Christ and His sacrifice for our sins is pictured in the Passover Meal.
Mr. Steve Ilchishin, a Messianic Jew from Chosen People Ministries, will be with us to lead us in a special time of worship, learning, and fellowship as we observe the Passover Seder Meal, and reflect on its meaning for us in this Easter season. The Seder is much more than the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine that we use for communion. You will be blessed and touched by God’s grace as we go through the meal with explanation from one who’s ancient ancestors were there for it’s inception.
There is no charge for the meal, but we will be receiving a love offering at the end for Mr. Ilchishin. Everyone is welcome, but we MUST have an idea how many to prepare for. Please RSVP the church office no later than Monday, March 31st , or turn in a reservation sheet in the Sunday morning service on March 30th.
This will be an interesting event for adults and children alike. Don’t miss out on this special blessing! RSVP to 304-429-1348. If it is after regular office hours just leave your name and how many will be in your party for the Seder.