The Alma Ministerial Alliance will join forces with Heritage United Methodist Church, Van Buren, to host a large scale event which will recall the final meal Jesus shared with the disciples before His crucifixion. The Passover meal, called a “Seder”, includes symbolic foods used to help tell the story of the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. Following the Seder, guests will enjoy a fully catered meal of Jewish foods including Matzo Ball Soup and Roast Lamb and vegetables, traditionally served at Passover.
The evening will also include special music, dance, and a reenactment of Jesus at the Last Supper. Special guest artists for the evening will be Pete and Kay Williams who direct “Acts of Praise” in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Williams’ have constructed a spectacular set of banners honoring the 12 Tribes of Israel. These banners have been displayed in the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem, and will be processed as a part of the evening’s pageantry. Arrows International, a dance company based in Oklahoma City, and directed by Jeff and Natalie Lewis, will also appear. The Lewis’s have traveled with their company to Israel, China, England, Puerto Rico and South America, using dance as a ministry outreach. They have also worked as choreographers alongside Chuck King, Minister of Worship Arts at Heritage, who for many years directed the music for the Feast of Tabernacles Celebration in Jerusalem.
The Heritage Children’s Ministries will also open a “Jerusalem Market” beginning at 5 pm. Children will be able to visit stalls offering typical crafts and foods in an ancient middle-eastern market. Costumed “money changers” will provide shekels for them to spend in the stalls.