One of our favorite events at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, is our annual Seder Passover Meal with our church family during Easter Week.
The Seder is a traditional Jewish Passover meal. We asked the same question this celebration has asked for centuries, “Why is this night different?” God commanded his people–prone to forgetfulness–to remember at the first of every year His deliverance, from oppression and bondage under Pharaoh, into the freedom of His ways. Likewise, we must worship by commemorating what God has done to free us from slavery to sin and futility in death by drawing us near through life in Christ.
We love this experience for all the senses, and even our kids get to participate in meaningful ways.
Last year just after the pandemic hit, we observed Seder meals in our homes with just our own families. For this year we’re encouraging our Community Groups to gather for Seder meals during Easter Week in smaller groups or as families. And, Lord willing, we can gather as a large church family next year for our traditional Seder in our beautiful Fellowship Hall.