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Judas, portrayed by David Miller, left, holds the 30 pieces of silver as he explains his feelings about betraying Jesus at the Last Supper as presented by members of Peace Lutheran Church.

Peace Lutheran presents 13th annual 'The Living Last Supper'


March 16, 2005 - Peace Lutheran Church, 737 Barracksview Road, Lemay, will celebrate Maundy Thursday, March 24, with its 13th annual presentation of "The Living Last Supper.''

This chancel drama depicts Leonardo da Vinci's famous 1495-1498 painting that shows Jesus partaking of the Passover meal with his 12 disciples just before his arrest and crucifixion.

During the meal Jesus told them, "One of you will betray me.'' The painting shows the startled expression of the disciples, as each wondered if Jesus meant him.

In this presentation of "The Living Last Supper,'' actors from the church will recreate the poses of the disciples in da Vinci's masterpiece. One by one each character "comes to life'' to share his thoughts and to wonder "is it I?''

The church's Chancel Choir adds to the drama with various musical selections and the service culminates with the celebration of Holy Communion.

Services will take place at 6 and 8 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 24.

Tickets are necessary to guarantee seating in the nave and may be obtained free by calling the church office at (314) 892-5610.

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