Holy Week is the last week of Lent and the week preceding Easter Sunday. During Holy Week, we remember the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the importance of the Last Supper with his disciples, and his suffering, death, burial and resurrection.


Central United Methodist Church Worship Design Team created this daily Holy Week devotion that allows you to read scripture, pray and listen to music that expresses the importance of this Holy Season.

Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

John 13: 1-11


 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean

 


Additional Scriptures to Read: John 13:12-17; John 13: 31b-33; John 13: 34-35; John 18: 1014

Prayer: Heavenly Father God, thank you for showing us that in order to lead we must first serve. Jesus demonstrated humble service in washing the feet of His disciples and humble obedience in submitting to Your will. May we be like Him today as we care for those in our church family and embrace and serve those in our unique surrounding Community. Jesus came to serve the least, the last, and the lost. Show us how to live sacrificially and extend ourselves to the poor, the outcast, and those who suffer around the world. As Christ’s mission on earth comes to an end, let us remember the agony of Jesus as He wept and prayed in Gethsemane. How He faced betrayal and desertion by those closest to Him. How He was mistreated, falsely accused, and viciously beaten. How He was silent before His accusers and suffered all, to bring us eternal life. We are humbled and full of

gratitude. We are awed and full of love. We surrender all to You, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Musical Selections

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Wash O God, Our Sons & Daughters


This is My Body Broken for You


A New Commandment I Give Unto You

Mission- To make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Vision - To be a Christ-Centered, Radically Inclusive, Intergenerational Congregation that uses it Spiritual Gifts to meet the needs of our Unique Surrounding Community.


Purpose - To Exalt the Lord, Equip the Saints, Embrace the Community


CHRIST-CENTERED UNITY

Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, Senior Pastor

Rev. Angela Johnson, Associate Pastor