The Last Supper Room
By Joanna Shields & Dana Tremayne
Last Supper Room (rooms #11-12)
The Last Supper Room was decorated using one large table and a small one covered in a white long tablecloth. Thirteen silver plates and cups (Christ’s cup was different, a goblet), breadbaskets, plastic grapes, nuts, and two wooden-looking wine pitchers adorned the table. We used real bread and broke a small piece to put it on each plate. There were also candles and two printed scriptures about the bread and water on the table.
On the wall behind the table, we draped burgundy cloths to accentuate the room and hung a large 16X20 framed picture of Christ. It is hung by fishing wire from gold hooks in the divider.
The fishing wire is then secured thru slots in the burgundy sheet. We also hung burgundy drapes to cover the two chalkboards in the room. They are meant to look like real drapes and are hung by gold pushpins to the top of the chalkboards. The only furniture in the room was two wooden benches (6ft each and a cloth draped on one as
if a person was sitting there) on the outside of the table and a lone chair under the picture of Christ, for affect. Beside the table were two large fake trees and some added greenery. We did use a piano bench in one corner to hide the CD player. It had a basket with a round loaf of bread, some grapes, and a plant. We made an 80-minute CD of soft music from seminary videos.
On the opposite wall in room, #12, was one round table covered with a burgundy sheet. It had an easel draped with ivory cloth to show an 11X14 framed picture of the Last Supper from the Gospel Art Kit. Also on the table is a printed scripture on a gold easel, a candle, and plastic grapes in a basket. Then two plants at the foot of the table to add detail.
In room #11, opposite the long tables, was a scene from when Christ washed the Apostles’ feet after supper. It contained a burgundy cloth on the floor, sandals, a small wood bench, a cloth (with colored zigzag stitching) to drape the bench as if Christ was to use it, a brown pitcher and bowl, and a standing easel with a 16×20 framed picture of Christ washing the disciples feet from the Gospel Art Kit. The easel is covered with a burgundy drape that has a print on it. On the wall there are two printed scriptures placed in green fames for visitors to read the account of the washing. Theremight have been a plant around on the ground also.
We had an actor portray Peter in full costume and with a script. It is in Spanish and English. Two men can handle both nights, one hour each night.
Our cost this year to add items like plastic grapes, drapes, and mattes for frames was around $60. We always borrow benches and
frames. They are too costly to make and keep in the shed. The largestanding easel is from the library.
Things we would add for next year to our room:
• Cut outs of Jerusalem in windows with lights behind so the atmosphere of being in the room is enhanced.
• A silver pitcher on the front round table with the “last Supper” picture to represent the pitcher Peter and John were looking for a man to carry to find the upper chamber for supper.
Changes to the over-all program:
• We suggest a later start time (7pm) on Friday to allow people to get off work in time to participate and attend on Friday night. It might distribute the guests better on those two days also.
• Don’t burn any Frankincense. 😉
• Probably don’t need to have the participants park over at the school. There was plenty of parking space on the other side of the building.
• Consider having the program on only Saturday night, instead of Friday and Saturday, and possibly make it three hours instead of two, to compensate.
• It seemed that some visitors thought that since the program started at 6pm and lasted two hours, they had to be there at six and stay the whole time. I think this prevented some people from coming. Consider explaining more clearly on the advertisements that tours begin continuously and that they can arrive at any time during
We feel the program was a huge success! Improved, changed, and even out-done from last year. We loved the Garden of Gethsemane; it felt as if you were outside. The Pontius Pilate room was very moving and the song at the Crucifixion was beautiful. It was also very smart to have two sets of table clothes for the tables in the gym.
We feel a great honor to have been asked to help prepare for this event. We feel it went smoothly and it was a good thing to have it two nights to make it more worth the effort. We commend everyone for his or her rooms and parts in the program.
The Last Supper
I am Peter, one of Christ’s disciples. It was Passover time and Jesus asked John and me to go and prepare the Passover dinner for us to eat. I asked where we would find such a place, and he answered, “When you are in the city there shall be a man to meet you bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house and ask him where is the guest chamber where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples. He will then show you a large upper room furnished, and there make ready.” We did what Jesus asked and found everything was as he said it would be.
The hour had come for all of us to sit with Jesus and partake of the Passover. Jesus said to us, “I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
While we were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks, blessed it, and broke it and gave it to us. He said, “Take, eat, this is my body.. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to us, saying, drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
After supper Jesus took a towel, wrapped it around Himself, poured water into a basin and began washing our feet. He then wiped them with the towel. I asked Him, “Lord, dost thou wash my feet?” and Jesus answered, “What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter.”
I protested, saying to Him “Thou shalt never wash my feet” and He answered, “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.” I then asked Him to wash not only my feet, but also my hands and head.
After He had washed our feet and sat back down, he asked us “know ye what I have done unto you? Ye call me master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done unto you.”
Then Jesus spoke to us of earthly kings that exercise authority over their subjects. But Jesus did not want us to be like that. Instead, he taught us a better way, saying, “But I am among you as he that serveth.” On that night, we witnessed the greatest man ever to live serving us in the most humble manner.
After that we sang a hymn and then Jesus led us out to a place he often visited, the garden on the Mount of Olives.
(This script is a little longer than the three minute limit.)