Experience the Lenten season in a new and meaningful way this year when the United Methodist Church of Knoxville hosts the living last supper drama “Lord, Is it I?” The presentation is being made by a group of men from Sheldon United Methodist Church as part of their outreach ministry. The cast members recreate the scene of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous Last Supper painting, then listen to Jesus’ statement that one of them, his closest friends, will betray him. In turn they each think aloud of who it could be, ultimately focusing on themselves and asking the dreadful question, “Lord, is it I?”
The event begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, March 9th at First United Methodist Church, 313 Montgomery Street in Knoxville. Communion for the congregation is incorporated into the presentation, which also includes music by the Circuit Riders, a men’s quartet from Sheldon United Methodist Church. The Circuit Riders also will present a concert during the morning worship service at the church on Sunday, March 10th.
Sheldon’s Living Last Supper ministry marks its 29th consecutive year in 2013. Knoxville native Tony Haning has been involved with the ministry in various capacities, currently serving as sound technician for the production. A free-will offering will be taken, with all monies being used to provide scholarships for youth to attend summer church camp at Lake Okoboji.