Celebrate Palm Sunday – Mar. 25th

Join us in celebrating the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, the opening celebration of Holy Week.

The day will begin with a procession from Washington Park to the church at both 8:00 and 10:30 AM services.

Please arrive a few minutes early to pick up a palm branch at the front of the sanctuary and walk across the street to Washington Park where we will congregate.

Once we’ve begun, we will make a jubilant procession to the church in remembrance of Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The celebration continues inside the sanctuary.

PALM SUNDAY SERVICES

The 8:00 am service will follow the more traditional Rite I liturgy with language that recalls its Anglican heritage and more contemplative expression sans music.

The 10:30 am Rite II service combines various creative elements including a reading of the Palm Gospel and a musical remembrance of the Passion Gospel.

WHISPERS OF THE PASSION

The choir will offer selections from Whispers of the Passion by Joseph Martin. In this imaginative work, five inanimate objects present during Christ’s Passion week are presented as the “silent witnesses” to the message of grace.

Through dramatic monologues that introduce musical anthems of thoughtful beauty, we hear words from the Palms, Chalice, Robe, Crown of Thorns, and Cross.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO FAMILIES

There will be No Sunday School classes on March 25th, as it’s a time we gather together as a faith community.

Child Care will be available during the 10:30 am service in the narthex or outer gallery located in back of the church immediately to the left just inside the big red doors.

NEED SOME DIRECTIONS?

See Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – PALM / PASSION SUNDAY

The Liturgy of the Palms
Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16
Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, [40-47]
Psalm 31:9-16

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please Contact Sue.

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