West End United Methodist Church

Love in Action (Maundy Thursday)

Speakers:Maggie Jarrell

This is Maundy Thursday, the service a reflection and remembrance of the Last Supper as we, too, take communion. The scripture from John is of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples at that final dinner.  Delivering the Meditation at the service is the Rev. Maggie Jarrell, Pastor of Children and Families.  She gives her own experience with dirty feet from camp, and she points out that in the Gospel of John’s account of the Last Supper the focus is on Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, the act of love, much more than on the supper itself.  This week Maggie participated in demonstrations after the shooting at Covenant School, telling us that at first she was overcome with emotion and unable to speak.  She compares that to this act by Jesus, not really speaking at first but acting, a radical act of service in love, love in action.  She asks us how we are living out our love.   (NOTE: Reflecting the importance of the Word, the video begins with the scripture, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • John :13:1-17, 31b-35


Maundy Thursday Service Bulletin (4/6/2023)

Maundy Thursday Hymn Lyrics (4/6/2023)


Love in Action (Scripture and Maundy Thursday Meditation)