Sunday April 24, 2005 was the beginning of Passover. Jesus's last Supper was the Passover meal. Da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper is an art masterpiece but probably historically incorrect. Family and friends come together to share in the Passover Seder, therefore women and children would most likely be present.
There are two other recent paintings of the Last Supper that are probably more accurate historically.
Bohdan Piasecki`s LAST SUPPER painted in 1998
and one by Nora Kelly
One of the two paintings captured my attention recently, when I saw it hanging on the wall at a Catholic Church I attended.
The first of the seven annual holidays is Passover, which begins God's yearly calendar. "This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you" (Exodus 12:2). Passover occurs in the month of Nisan, which usually falls in March or April. Passover takes place during the Spring, when the earth is full of new life, after the cold "death-like" state of winter. It makes sense that God's calendar would start in the Spring - certainly more sense than beginning the new year in the dead of winter, as we do in the Western world.
Just as Passover begins God's calendar, it also marks the beginning of Israel's history as a free nation. The story of Passover begins with the Jewish people going down to Egypt in the time of Joseph. Joseph became the savior of Egypt as well as his own people. Years later, a new Pharaoh came to power who did not remember Joseph. Instead of showing gratitude towards the Jewish people, he enslaved us. God raised up Moses, who went to Pharaoh and demanded that Israel be released.
But Pharaoh hardened his heart and refused to let Israel go, so God sent ten plagues upon the land of Egypt. The tenth plague was the most severe of all - death of all first-born sons living in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man and of animals.
If you were a first-born son there was only one way you would have survived that first Passover. The Lord God instructed everyone to take an unblemished, year-old lamb. You were to kill the lamb and pour its blood into a bowl. Then you applied the blood to the two doorposts and the top of the door of the house where the Passover lamb was to be eaten. God promised that He would go through the land that night, striking all the houses of Egypt. But God would pass over any house where He saw the blood of a spotless lamb applied by faith to the door. The first-born son would be spared from death, and the next day all of Israel would be redeemed out of Egypt. Then God took us, as it were, by the hand, and led us through the wilderness to the promised Land of Israel.
We can see that Passover was a prophecy of a greater redemption, a more profound Exodus, and a more excellent Lamb which was to come. John the Immerser (Baptist) understood this when he said, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." Passover was a prediction that God would one day send His Son into the world to be the ultimate sacrifice, to shed His blood on a cross, so that God may "pass over" the sins of those who believe in Messiah. As a result, He will bring us out of our Egypt, our bondage to the world, our slavery to sin, our captivity to the flesh and our slavery to the adversary. The Lord will take us by the hand, lead us through the wilderness of this world, to the New Jerusalem. It's no coincidence that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) died on Passover. His last supper was a Passover Seder and He died the next day, the first day of Passover - in fulfillment of Passover.
|Sailing Singles Announces Rendezvous Schedule|
Jim Steigelman, the Fleet Captain of Sailing Singles announced this year's rendezvous schedule which appears below. Jim said 'Turned out that Lakeview was fully booked for both Memorial and Labor Day, so two other locations have been added.
On May 28th, after the optional DYC race, we will spend the night at Edison Boat Club with a dinner in their restaurant for 30 of us. Additional people can dine at Sindbad's, and we all can dance there later.
After a potluck breakfast on Sunday, we can day- sail/cruise and end up at Metro Beach for a raft-off and potluck meal at the Black Lagoon.
Labor Day we have Saturday and Sunday nights booked at Belle River. The committee, with Kay Bruns as chairperson, is planning the weekend events. On one night we will dine at Captain Nick's which (and here is the good news) is no longer owned by Nick. Thus we can expect better service and fair pricing. Stay tuned for details.
I want to thank the 18 people who signed-up at the meeting to help on our rendezvous. This makes a total of 30 members who are serving either as chairperson or committee member to create a successful boating season.
Get ready for FUN! Articles detailing each event and sign-up flyers will appear in future Anchor Line issues."
Your Fleet Captain
May 28 - 29,DYC Race and Edison, Metro Raft-off,chairperson Jim Steigelman.
June 3-5,St Clair Harbor,chairperson Gary Rellox
June 25-26,Detroit Yacht Club,chairperson Roy Cleland
July 23 - 24,Bayview Yacht Club, chairperson Marsha Miller
August 4-9,Excursion -Algonac, Sarnia, Bayfield,Chairperson Vince Butera
August 19 -21,Cove Marina,chairpersons Pam Busenhart Pat Setter
September 3-5,Belle River, chairperson Kay Bruns
|National Day of Prayer Thursday May 5, 2005|
SINCE THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAY IS UPON US....THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005..... AND THE THEME IS "GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE".....AND WE ARE ASKED TO PRAY FOR OUR NATION'S, OUR COUNTRY'S, OUR STATES', AND OUR COMMUNITIES' LEADERS, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO PRAY FOR YOU AS WELL!
SOOOOO, I LIFT YOU ALL UP TO OUR CREATOR, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC,& JACOB....THAT YOU, AS WELL AS I, WOULD CHOOSE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS WILL, LOOKING UP AND LEARNING OF HIS WAYS. AND AS WE SURRENDER TO THE GOD OF GODS AND KING OF KINGS THAT HIS LOVE WOULD FLOOD US AND FLOW THROUGH US TO ONE ANOTHER.
MAY GOD'S GRACE ALSO BE UPON US AND MAY WE GIVE LOVE AND GRACE TO OTHERS; MAY WE BE HELPERS AND NOT HINDERERS; MAY WE LEARN TO GIVE MORE THAN WE TAKE; MAY WE LEARN TO SHARE TRUTH INSTEAD OF DECEPTION AND GROW IN HIS IMAGE; MAY WE REACH OUT TO THE HUNGRY AND LONELY AND MAY WE ALSO FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT WHEN WE NEED IT. I KNOW MANY OF YOU BELIEVE IN PRAYER AND HAVE HAD ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS. SEND ME YOUR STORIES - OR ONES YOU KNOW TO BE TRUE - SO WE CAN PUT THEM IN NEXT MONDAY'S NEWSLETTER.
XOXO PEGGY JO
HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SHAIN PARK (BIRMINGHAM) AT NOON ON THURSDAY, MAY 5.
|Silver Anniversary Commodore's Ball Saturday May 8, 2005|
Sailing Singles will host their annual Commodore's Ball at the Edgewood Country in Commerce Township on Saturday May 7, 2005. This Year's Ball Marks their 25th anniversary and Dave Shaw the founder of the club has been rounding up former members.
The 'Black Tie Optional " event will start at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing.
The cost to member is $60.00 and $65.00 for guests. After April 30, 2005 the cost of the Ball will go up to $70.00 for all.
Event details are available here.
|You can sign up here|
|Sailing Singles Happy Hour Thu 4/28/2005|
Sailing Singles will be holding their April Happy Hour at Marge's Bar in Grosse Pointe followed by Tom Saunders Dixieland Jazz. The Happy Hour starts at 5:00 pm and The Dixieland Music starts around 9:00pm.
MARGE'S In Grosse Pointe isn't the flashiest of sports bars, but it's the friendliest. Here, only the lucky get a table on big sports night - everybody else stands five deep in front of the bar. We like to look at Jimmy DePuy's (co-owner Marge is Jimmy's mom) collection of hockey paraphernalia; he proudly displays a jersey from Red Wing Jimmy Carson's LA Kings days and an old photograph of Gordie Howe that hung in Olympia Stadium. Just don't let the air horn scare you away.
Marge's Bar and Grill 15300 Mack AVE. Grosse Pointe Park , MI 48230 Phone: 313-881-8895 Fax: 313-881-2594
Wednesday's Special is Pasta. Marge's famous Italian recipe w/ ital. sausage, pepperoni, includes salad and bread $ 6.95
Cornetist Tom Saunders (b. Detroit 1938) has been the leading figure of Detroit's Dixieland (or "traditional jazz") scene for forty years. In 1962, after playing jazz around Detroit on a part time basis, and having returned from a three-year stint in the US Navy, Saunders quit his job to go on tour with Pee Wee Hunt. Tom has been playing full time ever since. He remains one of the few performers, anywhere, to continue to play authentic Dixieland jazz successfully as a full time performer
|More information about Marge's Bar and Tom Saunders|
|Bethany Together Dance Sat 4/30/2005|
All of the Bethany chapters will gather at the Divine Providence Church Hall 25355 W. Nine Mile Rd. Southfield, Michigan for the Bethany Together Dance which is held whenever there is a fifth Saturday in the Month.
The Bethany Together Dance is limited to the first 450 people. The charge is $10.00
|Gayle Shield's "Empty Pool" Party Sunday May 1, 2005|
Gayle Shield's empty pool party scheduled for Sunday May 1, 2005 starting at 2:00 pm.
Bring a dish to pass and $6.00 Hot dogs will be furnished. Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy Her number is 248.641.0287 for more information call Frank Shier at 248-524-0572
|Upcoming Special Events|
Some of these events require advance registration and are presented here so that you can take appropriate action.
The Michigan Heart Association will be sponsoring their 18th annual Heart Ball on Saturday May 21, 2005.(note the change) Details are here.
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|Prints of Original Paintings from Peggy Jo Studio|
If you are interested in ordering prints of original art by Peggy Jo, please contact her or buy this print now. 10 X 14 1/2 Matted to 16 X 20 printed on watercolor paper sealed in plastic.
|Art Exhibit at the Red Hat Winery|
Nancy Curnow, a member of Sailing Singles and on the right in the photo, is showing her Art at the Red Hat Winery from April 13, thru May 11. The hours are: Wednesday to Friday from noon til 7pm, Saturday from 9:00 am til 7 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm tile 5 pm.
The Red Hat Winery is located at 24601 Jefferson 4 blocks south of 10 mile in St Clair Shores.
|Hawaiian Mural on Exhibit Sunday May 1, 2005|
Member of Sailing Singles , Donna Vogelheim will offer the only opportunity to view her latest commission, an acrylic mural titled , Hawaiian Paradise". Donna will display and discuss the thought process of making a mural by showing the quick sketches, the to-scale line and value drawings and the color mock-up. The full size drawing and painting make up the rest of the exhibition.
The showing will take place at the Plymouth Community Arts Council at 774 Sheldon Rd., Plymouth, MI on Sunday May 1,2005 from 1-4PM. From 275S take M14 and exit at Sheldon Rd. Turn left onto Sheldon, go over the R.R. tracks and the PCAC is on the first street past the blinker. For more information call Donna at 248.926 6238.