St. Francis Of Assisi Offers Maundy Thursday Service

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church Ooltewah will hold a Maundy Thursday service on April 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The guest preacher is Brother Ron Fender. Brother Ron is a member of the Brotherhood of St. Gregory which is a community of Episcopal men who live under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Brother Ron washes and provides therapeutic care for the feet of the homeless in Chattanooga.

As part of the service, the membership of St. Francis will present Brother Ron new and slightly used shoes to be delivered to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen to be dispersed as needed to the homeless in Chattanooga.

St. Francis invites everyone to participate in this Walk in Love Ministry. They are looking for donations of new and gently used walking type shoes sizes 8-14 (mainly men’s). Other donations of foot care products and socks are welcomed.

There is a collection barrel located in front of the main entrance of the church located at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd. Cash and check donations are welcomed and will be earmarked to Brother Ron’s foot ministry. Checks should be made out to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

For those who are unfamiliar with Maundy Thursday, the service commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

Immediately following the service will be an Agape meal. Agape is New Testament Greek for "self-giving love” and this meal is a quiet time to remember meals that Christ shared with his disciples and others throughout his life. Everyone is invited to this special service and meal.

For more information, you can call the church office at 423 238-7708.

The service will start at 7 p.m. and the meal will follow.



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