We enter into Jerusalem through our Palm Sunday procession. Every ritual movement that we make, every order of liturgy that we follow, every act of service, has multiple layers of meaning, including dark and manipulative ones. The world of our Christian life is no less complex than the world of our secular activity. Tomorrow, as we march into the church with our palm branches in hand, spiritually speaking we are placing ourselves in a narrative that has gripped human beings, without the interruption of even one season, for thousands of years, all around the world. There is no other story that compares, not one even close.
I invite each of you to enter into the events of holy week through devotion, prayer, movement of your body from your easy chair in front of the tv or the computer, to one of the comfortable chairs in our worship room. May the story of Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem bring each one of us some special blessing this year.
The church will be open for prayer every evening in holy week. At 7 pm I will lead a brief prayer service.
Maundy Thursday 7:30 pm
Good Friday 7:30 pm
Middle school and high school students meet at church at 2 pm next Saturday. Bring wrapped, nut-free candy for the Easter eggs.
Easter morning coffee hour/brunch following the service. Bring an Easter treat to share.