Community Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring “A Taste of Seder Three Rivers Passover Experience” on Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Harrison Hall. Three Rivers resident Bonnie McCassy who was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home will explain the symbolic foods that are a part of the Jewish Passover ritual, and a traditional--though non-Kosher--meal will be served.
Community Presbyterian Church Pastor Marilyn Creel said that the congregation decided to offer this community event as Passover and Holy Week coincide this year. “The Catholic Mass and Protestant Holy Communion are rooted in the Passover event, and our traditions now are very different from the last supper Jesus celebrated with his disciples at Passover,” Pastor Marilyn said. “Our church still reads the story of Passover on Thursday of Holy Week every year. There has been a lot of history since that time, though, for Jews and Christians both, and it hasn’t always been happy history. We thought that this year we would take a look at how Jews celebrate Passover now. We can’t cook a kosher meal, of course, we don’t have the means to do that, but we can still put on a celebration and invite the community to join in!”
Tickets for the meal may be bought at the church office or online at a cost of $10 for an adult and $5 a child (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased no later than noon on Monday, April 10th. Call the office at 561-3385 for more information.