It’s Palm Sunday Weekend. I love Palm Sunday – the jubilation, the excitement – I can picture the crowd in my mind celebrating and cheering as Jesus comes into Jerusalem – and I can join them in their excitement. Matthew tells us the following in his gospel:
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” -Matthew 21:8 & 9
At church on Sunday, we have palm leaves for the kids to begin the service with a ‘procession of palms’ as we read scripture and sing our Hosanna’s to the King. So if you have kids that would like to be a part of the procession, have them meet in the foyer a few minutes before the service begins.
This Sunday is also a bit of a ‘do-over’! With the spring snowstorm last week, we were unable to meet here together. So the exciting things that were happening last Sunday, will be happening this Sunday instead! Wayne K. & Les D. will be here, sharing about what’s going on with the Gideons. (Last week I shared that it was Wayne & Lise – so that was my mistake – sorry Les!) So if you’d like to financially support the Gideons in their work, we’ll be giving you an opportunity to do that. (Please make your cheques payable to ‘The Gideons’).
We are also celebrating with one of our young families, as they bring their precious son forward in baptism. WE are their community – their ‘village’ – so let’s be here to show our love and support for them!
Pastor Marc will also be back from his time at the Alaska Christian College. He and Pastor Randall will be leading us in worship and prayer, and Christy will be leading the music.
A great Sunday indeed! See you here!