Jehovah’s Witnesses on the Big Island invite the public to “the only event that Jesus asked Christians to commemorate,” which is explained in Luke 22:19: “… Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”
This year, this simple but important commemoration occurs after sundown Monday, April 14, coinciding with the original date of the annual celebration of the Jewish Passover.
There will be a brief Bible discourse focusing on Leviticus 23:5 that will answer questions such as “What are Jesus’ disciples to commemorate?” and “Why is it important for you to do so?”
At this meeting, there will be a table holding unleavened bread representing Christ’s body and red wine symbolizing his shed blood. Toward the end of the discourse explaining the meaning of “The Memorial of Jesus’ Death,” these emblems — first the bread then the wine — will be passed among all present.
In relatively few congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, one or more in attendance will partake of the emblems. In most cases, however, no one present will partake, explained coordinators of the annual event.
Why is your presence at this meeting so important?
Jesus said: “This means my body which is to be given in your behalf.” Next, he said: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood which is to be poured out in your behalf.” Then, he said: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:1920 And 1 Corinthians 11:26)
The meeting will be at all the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the globe. For the address and times, consult your phone book for the phone number of the Kingdom Hall closest to you.
In Hawaiian Paradise Park, the Kingdom Hall is located on the corner of 25th and Paradise Drive.
Because of the expected crowd, there will be two meetings, the first at 6:30 p.m., and the second at 8 p.m.
On Hawaii Island, there will be meetings in English, Spanish, Ilacano, Chinese, Marshalese and American Sign Language. An ASL presentation will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 445 Kulana St. in Hilo.