Seder photos and commentary

Monday, April 21, 2008

Seder Pictures

Last Saturday we had a wonderful Seder at church – there were over 130 people in attendance. My husband took a few pictures and has shared them.


Selma at our table was lighting the candle and saying the blessing over our table


The other “mamas” lighting the candles and saying the blessings.


My friends Julie and her husband Tommy, Juma standing (He has taught a few Bible studies which you can link to) and some of Julie’s inlaws.


Rabbi Michael explaining about the Matzos,


One of my favorite parts, examining the matzos to see that it is bruised, striped, and pierced as was Jesus for us.

Please see my categories section below this post to link to seder notes for detailed explanations of the seder. One of the parts of the Seder is to hide the afikomen, a piece of matzo is wrapped in a napkin and hidden by the Papa, the children search for the afikomen during the Seder which they then redeem for a price. Just like Jesus was hidden in the tomb, and how He redeemed us with the price of His precious shed blood.


My husband hid the afikomen under my son’s plate, there were too many in the room to hide it too far. We had been teasing Alana, Juma and Maria’s daughter about where the afikomen was and she was giggling so sweetly. Maria is to Alana’s right.  Here she is finding the afikomen under Edward’s plate, Kelly is to Edward’s left.


FOUND!!!! We then used that afikomen to have communion.


My oldest is still at college, but here is a picture of us. From left to right, Kelly (Edward’s) girl friend, Edward, sitting – my husband Jim, me and my daughter Katherine.

Have a blessed day,



About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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