MARCH 11, 2010

A Seder dinner to be held in Orofino

   A traditional Seder dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Orofino. All are welcome to attend – both 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 it 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 of 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. 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 is conducted by Mark Ellick, from Chosen People Ministries, a worldwide ministry that presents a powerful visual message designed to give participants a deeper understanding both Passover, and of the Communion Table.

   Besides explaining and passing the Seder plate, Mark will explain the Matzo Tash, a folded napkin containing three sheets of matzo.

   A love offering will be received for the speaker and ministry. To purchase tickets reserving your seats, please call Pastor Hale Anderson at: 476-5412 before 10 p.m., Sunday, March 14. Tickets for the meal cost $5.00 per single; $7.50 per couple; and $10.00 for a family.

    The church is located at 291 118th Street, Orofino.