Each place holds a Seder plate that has wells for each of the traditional Seder foods:
Matzoh, or unleavened bread, is a reminder of the rapid departure from Exodus.
Zeroah, or roasted lamb shank bone, represents the Passover offering.
Charoset, a mixture of fruit, nuts, cinnamon, sugar and wine, represents the mortar used by Hebrew slaves to make bricks.
Maror, a bitter herb, usually horseradish, represents the bitter life of the Hebrews when they were enslaved in Egypt.
Chazeret, a second bitter herb, usually Romaine lettuce or endive, also symbolizes the bitterness of slavery.
Karpus, a vegetable such as celery, parsley or potatoes dipped in salt water, represents the tears the Hebrews shed during their suffering in Egypt.
Beitzah, an egg, represents springtime renewal.
Another important component to the Seder is ceremonial wine, drunk four times during the meal - the first for sanctification, the second for redemption, the third for blessing and the fourth for acceptance. In the Christian tradition, half of the fourth cup is drunk during the ceremony and the other half during Holy Communion.
While most of the tables already are reserved for tonight's service, Sherman-Lilly said the church has an extra table that is available, by reservation. Call the church at 304-343-0424.
The church has several services planned through the rest of Holy Week, including a prayer breakfast at 7 p.m. Friday, a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Friday and services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with breakfast in between.
The church is located at 900 Lawndale Lane, off Corridor G in Charleston.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.