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Palm Sunday - March 24

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Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday)

 

Sunday, March 24 observes the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, that was marked by the crowds who were in Jerusalem for Passover waving palm branches and proclaiming Him as the messianic king. The Gospels tell us that Jesus rode into the city on a donkey, enacting the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, and in so doing emphasized the humility that was to characterize the Kingdom he proclaimed. The irony of his acceptance as the new Davidic King (Mark 11:10) by the crowds that would only five days later cry for his execution should be a sobering reminder of the human tendency to want God on our own terms.

Sunday, March 24 is also known as Passion Sunday to commemorate the beginning of Holy Week and Jesus’ final agonizing journey to the cross.  The English word passion comes from a Latin word that means "to suffer," the same word from which we derive the English word patient.

Worship with us on Palm Sunday, March 24 at 10:30 am 

DID YOU KNOW?  With its spectacular white trumpet-shaped blooms, the Easter Lily is one of the most widely recognizable symbols of Easter.  The lily is a symbol of resurrection, because it starts out as a brown scaly bulb that looks dead, then “comes back to life” each year.  Easter lilies also represent purity, virtue, innocence, hope, and life, which are Easter themes.  Lilies are mentioned in the Bible as well, and were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Jesus was crucified. There is a legend that they arose from the drops of blood and sweat that fell from Him during his ordeal.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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