‘Living Last Supper’ part of Holy Week at St. Paul UMC LR

4.02.15 living last supper St Paul LR.jpegSt. Paul UMC Little Rock included in its Maundy Thursday service a living re-creation of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous mural in Milan, The Last Supper. Thirteen adult cast members portrayed Jesus and the disciples, and several elementary aged children dressed from the church’s closet of “biblical attire” helped set the table with fresh food similar to what may have been served on that night. The participants by chance included four generations of St. Paul UMC members from the Short family, grandfather to great-grandson. Scripture readings centered around “The Seven Last Words of Christ” as the cast acted out or interpreted the content. At the conclusion, the cast slowly moved into the poses depicted by DaVinci in his mural. Hymns and sacred music were interspersed, with Holy Communion following, served by four of the disciples.

—submitted by Tyna Moore