Scripture Readings for April 18, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - MAUNDY THURSDAY

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14  •  Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19  •  1 Corinthians
11:23-26  •  John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
12:1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt:

12:2 This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month
of the year for you.

12:3 Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to
take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household.

12:4 If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in
obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat
of it.

12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the
sheep or from the goats.

12:6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole
assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight.

12:7 They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel
of the houses in which they eat it.

12:8 They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire
with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

12:9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its
head, legs, and inner organs.

12:10 You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the
morning you shall burn.

12:11 This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and
your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the LORD.

12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down
every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods
of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD.

12:13 The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the
blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of
Egypt.

12:14 This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a
festival to the LORD; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual
ordinance.

Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
116:1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

116:2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

116:12 What shall I return to the LORD for all his bounty to me?

116:13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,

116:14 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

116:16 O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl.
You have loosed my bonds.

116:17 I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the LORD.

116:18 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,

116:19 in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the
LORD!

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord
Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread,

11:24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for
you. Do this in remembrance of me."

11:25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new
covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's
death until he comes.

John 13:1-17, 31b-35
13:1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to
depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the
world, he loved them to the end.

13:2 The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to
betray him. And during supper

13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he
had come from God and was going to God,

13:4 got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.

13:5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to
wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.

13:6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

13:7 Jesus answered, "You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will
understand."

13:8 Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I
wash you, you have no share with me."

13:9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!"

13:10 Jesus said to him, "One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the
feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you."

13:11 For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, "Not all of you are
clean."

13:12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the
table, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

13:13 You call me Teacher and Lord--and you are right, for that is what I am.

13:14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash
one another's feet.

13:15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.

13:16 Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are
messengers greater than the one who sent them.

13:17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

13:31b When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified,
and God has been glorified in him.

13:32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will
glorify him at once.

13:33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I
said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'

13:34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved
you, you also should love one another.

13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one
another."