Church Performs Last Supper To Kick Off Easter Weekend

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(KPLR)-- One church in Soulard brought the last supper to life. Live actors performed the events from the Last Supper to kick off Easter weekend.

Trinity Lutheran church is the oldest Lutheran church west of the Mississippi River in America.

Their live performance is called the Living Last Supper and is in its 10th year.

Diana Krueger is the Director of the Dramatic Performance and she is responsible for bringing the idea to the city after bringing the script to Trinity Lutheran Church from another church out in the county.

There were two live performances Thursday night to celebrate Maundy Thursday, one at 6 and another at 8.

The Living Last Supper reenacts all the events from the gospel of the Last Supper including the betrayal of Jesus leading into Good Friday.

Most of the actors are members of the Trinity Lutheran Church, including the man portraying Jesus, David Giuntoli, is in his 4th year of being a member of this ensemble, playing the role that comes with the most pressure in the ceremony.

The chalice used in tonight's performance was brought to America by the Saxon Lutheran immigrants in 1838.

Reviews of the performance from church-goers at both shows were very glowing and very positive.