Monday, March 28, 2011

Passover dinner to be held in Orofino

A Passover (Seder) dinner will be held on Sunday, April 10 at at First Baptist Church in Orofino.  All are welcome to attend, both the Christian and Jewish communities, however, the church can accommodate only 100 people.  If you haven’t been to such an event you won’t want to miss this opportunity to do so.

The Seder is like a family dinner where the family gathers around the table to worship God and follows a prescribed order of service to celebrate the miraculous events of the first Passover.  Thus, the Seder plate will be presented to help tell the story of Passover, the most important Biblical holiday for Christians.  There are several interesting items on this plate, all which have ceremonial significance.

Passover is both a holiday of remembrance and a holiday of prophecy, as in all Biblical holidays. For the Jewish people it is the annual celebration of God delivering Israel out of Egypt (Exodus 12).   For the Christian it clearly pictures the redemption Jesus provided for our sin.

The last meal Jesus ate with His disciples in the Upper Room was a Passover meal, and First Baptist Church is providing this beautiful opportunity to recreate this same historical, New Testament setting related in 1 Corinthians 5:7.

This special event is called “Messiah in the Passover,” and conducted by Carole Bahm from Chosen People Ministries, a worldwide ministry that presents a powerful visual message designed to give participants a deeper understanding both of Passover, and of the Communion Table.

Being proficient in French, Ms. Bahm has ministered in Quebec, Paris, and in Toronto, and in her earlier years, received a missionary appointment to Belgium with United World Missions. She now serves in Florida where 90% of the residents are Jewish.

To RSVP and to purchase tickets, please call pastor Hale Anderson at 476-5412.  The last day to reserve your seat is Wednesday, April 6.

Tickets for the meal cost $5/single, $7.50/couple, and $10 per family.  The church is located at 291 118th Street, Orofino. A love offering will be taken for Chosen Peoples Ministries.

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