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  • Writer's picturePastor Liz

Just as I have Done

I planned to create a short video explaining Love Feast and Foot Washing. But, I’m sick (again.) And no one wants to see my sad sniffly face.

Love Feast is a ritual reflective of Jesus’s last meal with his family and closest friends. An opportunity to practice with and for each other the action that Jesus modeled around that table.

Jesus always loved his own in the world, but now he showed how perfect that love was. As Jesus and his disciples were sharing the evening meal, he got up from the table and took off his outer robes, picking up a linen towel, he tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he was wearing. Just as I have washed your feet you too must wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example: Just as I have done, you also must do.

And so, gathered around our own tables with dish tub and towels we will pour water over each others hands or feet. An act of caring, in service and with love.

I know there was some controversy over the practice of feet washing because of a commercial during the super bowl, but know that what we practice, how we understand the ritual is not the same. Just as with all things WildWood, how we interpret sacred stories comes from a queer liberation theological lens that is unique and in many ways counter-cultural to traditional biblical interpretation. We are peculiar people, quirky and queer through and through.

On Sunday, March 24 at 4 pm, we will gather around tables for pizza (which is scandalous to my denomination tradition alone!) and will have the opportunity to share communion (Eucharist) and embody a ritual of caring and being cared for. As usual, you are welcome to participate in whatever way is right for you, wether that is watching or participating. None of the gathering is required.

Email, text, call, if you have any questions. Seriously.

This is meant to be a lovely evening of joy and community and I want us all to feel a sense of belonging.

I'll bring pizza (vegan and gf options too), bring yourself something to drink. We'll eat together, share communion, and practice beloved community.


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