March 27, 2021 | 6 – 9pm
We are excited to celebrate our first Passover Seder at Shalom Church!
Passover is the oldest of Biblical festivals. It is a special time to recount and celebrate the deliverance of the Children of Israel from 430 years of slavery in Egypt (Exodus 12:40-41). The purpose of the celebration is to retell the story of God’s faithfulness and redemption and pass it on from one generation to the next.
Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) not only have the wonderful opportunity to recount the deliverance of the Children of Israel from Egypt but also make parallel references to Jesus, the Passover Lamb of the new covenant (Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-16, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25).
The Haggadah booklets will be available for purchase, it is the guide of the order and prayers of the Passover Seder.
Passover is a wonderful celebration for the whole family. Hence, we are making it very accessible by slashing the typical cost and having a Potluck Dinner instead where all families bring a dish to share.
To cover the cost for the Passover Elements and decor, we ask for a small contribution:
- Families $20
- Couples $10
- Singles $5
What to Bring
Feel free to make your family’s favorite recipes or see the Passover Recipes page for mouth-watering dinner ideas.
What You Can Serve:
- Fish (with scales)
- Most foods
What Not to Serve:
- No yeast (found in regular bread)
- No pork
- No shrimp, lobster, clams, oysters, scallops, or octopus
- No nuts (as some people have nut allergies)
Shalom Church will Provide the Seder Elements:
- Matzah – unleavened bread
- Grape juice – to drink of the four cups (Sanctification, Judgment, Redemption, Praise)
- Maror – bitter herbs, horseradish to remind us of the bitterness of slavery
- Charoset – a delightful combo of chopped apples and nuts, honey, cinnamon; symbolizes the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves
- Karpas – parsley; symbolic of the promise of new life that comes from God each spring
- Chazeret – lettuce leaf or celery; a second bitter herb
- Beytah – roasted egg; symbolizes the peace offering of the Lamb sacrifice, and a reminder of the destruction of the Temple and burning of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
- Saltwater – symbolizes the tears of Hebrew slaves
Center plates will look similar to this:
3:00 pm – Setup – we will set the tables, Passover elements, and decor
5:30 pm – Arrive 15-30 minutes early for food setup
6:00 pm – Passover Seder begins promptly; Seder is the recounting of the Exodus story. Each person will have a Haggadah booklet to follow along. This should take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. PARENTS: be sure to feed your children a snack prior to the event that will hold them until dinner.
7:00 pm – Dinner
9:30 pm – Cleanup