Seder 2.0

renewchurchEvents, Mayfield, Meadowvale, Milton, News

At-home Seder meal

6:00pm Good Friday, April 2, 2021

Livestream + Zoom Call

It's been a full year since the Coronavirus came to town, and that means we will be celebrating our second Easter in a row over video. It's not ideal, but once again, we will make the most of it. As you remember, last year the staff hosted a livestream Seder service for Good Friday, with people participating from home. Well, it went over so well that we thought we'd improve on that same idea this year. Introducing, Seder 2.0! This year, everyone is invited to participate over a Zoom call from their own tables while they watch the livestream. It's a great way for us all to see each other and interact as Renew pastors lead us through the meal. The event will start at 6pm on Good Friday (pre-service at 5:30) on Facebook and YouTube. If you’d like to join the Zoom call, watch your email for the Zoom link. To join our mailing list, please submit an online Connect Card. We hope to see you there!

A Seder is a traditional Jewish meal that retells the biblical story of how God rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. This meal may be similar to the one Jesus and his disciples shared at the 'last supper', their final time spent together before he was crucified. Below are the food items you can pick up on your next grocery run/order along with some easy substitutes:

Food & drink:

  • Lamb; substitute: any meat other than pork
  • Unleavened bread; substitutes: pita bread, crackers, any flat bread
  • Wine divided into 5 bottles labelled:
    • Non-ritual (for drinking with meal)
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th cups: 1 bottle each, or 1 representative bottle for all
    • substitute: grape juice
  • Charoset (see recipes on Google)
  • Cooked vegetables (your choice)
  • Vinegar
  • Parsley; substitute: celery

Place settings & materials:

  • Foot-washing Basin
  • Towels
  • Hand-washing basin
  • 4 ritual wine glasses (labelled)
  • Non-ritual wine glasses for each person
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Candles
  • Seating labels
  • Coffee table
  • Pillows for seating/reclining

Seder meal table setting:


Livestream details

You can join in the livestream for our Good Friday Seder meal on YouTube or Facebook: