Seder Meal Registration
Christ in the Passover
The Winslow Ministerial Association is inviting you to a Good Friday service Seder Meal. This is April 15th at 6pm in the Red Sands Christian School Gym (at The Well). The event is free, but we ask that you register by April 11th to help us prepare enough for the meal. Questions? Contact Brian Snyder 928-240-2760.
During Passover, Jews celebrate God leading his people out of slavery in Egypt to freedom. On the first night of the Passover celebration, Jewish families retell the story of the exodus from Egypt through a Seder meal. During this meal, the foods people eat and the words they say represent significant aspects of the Exodus story. Many Christians find that participating in a Seder supper helps them to connect with the roots of the Lord’s Supper. As a result, Seder meals have become a popular way for Christians to connect to the death of Jesus.
Food and What it Represents
Zeroah: a lamb’s shankbone symbolizing the ancient Passover sacrifice. Some modern Jews substitute in a chicken’s bone.
Haroset: a sweet dish made from apples, spices and nuts. When the Jewish people taste Haroset, they remember the Israelites used mortar to make bricks in Egypt.
Unleavened bread: When Jews taste the unleavened bread, they are reminded that God’s people left Egypt so quickly that they could not wait for the bread to rise.
Karpas (parsley) dipped in salt water: Dipping a sprig of Karpas in salt water reminds Jews of the tears cried by God’s people when they were in captivity as slaves. The sprig of a green vegetable (typically Parsley) represents spring.
Mar’or: a bitter herb, like horseradish, that reminds the Jewish people of the bitterness of life as a slave.
Beitzah (roasted egg): Tasting a roasted egg reminds the Jews of the sacrifices they offered to God for their sins.
Grape juice: Represents the redemption of the Israelites that made their freedom from slavery possible.