Friday, April 19, 2019

Holy Week

Happy Holy Week! Emory invited the new Presbyterian pastor, Reverend Erin Kaye, to speak to Rotary for the occasion. Rev. Kaye moved to Washington in January with her husband and 2 children. She spoke about Maundy Thursday, and what she derives from the meaning of the Last Supper. Maundy translates to mean commandment, and we celebrate Holy Thursday to commemorate the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples before he was crucified. The last supper was also a celebration of Passover, a tradition from Jesus's Jewish heritage. Passover is a celebration of the freedom from slavery of the Jews in Egypt. At this last supper, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, an act of intimate caring for his disciples. This ace signified Jesus's commandment to all of us to "love one another, as I have loved you." So at the last supper, Jesus and his disciples celebrated freedom from slavery, as Jesus freed us of our sins by dying for our eternal lives, while commanding us to love one another, as he loved us. Remember this as you enjoy Easter with your families!

Reverend Erin Kaye with Emory

Cheryl Kurtz update the group on a recent Rotary service project. On Wednesday, seven Washington Rotarians joined a crew from the Riverside Casino to package meals for Take Away Hunger. The group packaged 12,960 meals of a rice/bean/seasoning mixture to send across the country for those currently in need. While these meals of been used world wide in the past, all of these meals will stay in the United States this year.

Upcoming Events:
April 25: Bob Lamb
May 2: Chris Marshall
May 9: Dick Colby
May 16: Kathy Salazar
May 23: John Moenck
May 30: Cheryl Kurtz