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Palm Sunday – 8 and 10:30a with hosted pancake breakfast 7-11a

(from Living Lutheran)

Palm Sunday serves as a mirror for us. Also called Passion Sunday, it’s a day when many ELCA congregations will process into worship and hear the Passion story.  

Imagine yourself in the procession. Look for your face among the crowd as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Now continue the journey into a worship service full of paradox as we listen to the readings. Here is where palms meet passion. Here triumph gives way to torture, and celebration turns to crucifixion.  

Sometimes when we hear the Passion narrative, we distance ourselves from the actions of the crowd or Pontius Pilate. Part of the power of this story is that it allows us to see our own reflections. We are present in that angry crowd. We are there with the mocking soldiers, even those who nailed Jesus to the cross. You and I are there. 

To read the entire piece, go to: ELCA - Living Lutheran