The somber service of Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A very reflective and thoughtful service at church tonight.
DH and I decided to hold off with dinner until later as
church started at 6:30. As soon as communion and the
prayers were said, it was time to strip the altar of all
candles and altar clothes. It was done in complete
silence and pastor lead us out of church to the
fellowship hall where all will remain until Saturday
night when I put them all back. Tomorrow we will work
at church to polish all the brass and handle it all with
gloved hands to preserve the shine we restore. I
wear gloves each time I move anything on the altar
but some people are not so aware of how the oils
on our hands tarnishes the surfaces.
DS just stopped by but will be back for Easter dinner
on Saturday night. He and his GF have plans for most
of the weekend. He will not be here on Easter as I
We will go to MIL's for a visit Sunday afternoon. DH
is already planning meals that I can make and take
over when his sister leaves but I refuse to lock myself
in with plans until she tells me if those dishes even
appeal to her. The last time I made meals for her she
said she didn't care for a certain one. She gave the
food away and that was her choice. So I want to be
very sure to make things she likes. I would imagine
I will make enough for a week or so and put it in
containers so she can freeze them until ready. I do
know her friends would gladly take something over
for her but I think she may refuse them. Hard to say.
I did talk to SIL and expressed concerns about DH
taking his mom to the doctor on Monday. He does
not have the stamina to drive there, pick her up,
drive 1 1/2 hours for an appointment, then drive her
home. At least it sounds as if his brother and wife
will cover this one for him. He was tempted to just
do it but he also has a meeting on Tuesday and 2
days in a row would be too much.
It is pushing bedtime so I will wish you sweet dreams
and thanks for stopping by. HUGS!