Worship This Week
The Capacity to Love
Sunday, March 25
Liturgically, Palm Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year. It
has pomp and circumstance with palm parades and processionals. There is a celebratory feel in the air. We know that the countdown to Easter is that much closer as we lean into Holy Week. Lent is close to over – we can soon say, “Hallelujah” once again!
I like a good party, where there is joy in the air. And Jesus gets to be the rock star at the center of this party. What could be better? Yet, Palm Sunday can take us much deeper than celebrating and waving palms. It can help us to begin to examine the love that we have for God and the love God has for us. We can start to understand true love on a deeper level as we praise Jesus as he enters Jerusalem on a donkey.
We will praise God with palm processionals, songs, and more this Palm Sunday. At the 11 am worship service, the MSPC choir will be offering us the gift of music with the Cantata, “At His Name,” by Joel Raney. Children will have a chance to participate in one of our Lenten Mission Challenges during Sunday School, 10-10:50 am, by making placemats for children at the House of Hope, Haiti. All ages will have another opportunity to participate after 11 am worship in the Fellowship Hall. We will also participate in the One Great Hour Sharing (OGHS), a national offering taken by PCUSA, which supports important, life-giving missions around the world that have been hand-picked by the denomination. Children will bring their OGHS fish banks forward with them before their Palm Parade around the church grounds at 10:45 am. (We will meet in the breezeway in front of the Sanctuary!) The OGHS offering will also be taken during worship, so that all may give as they desire. Children will have yet another chance to wave palms and praise God during the Children’s Message. This Palm Sunday promises to be full of fun, mission, and worship!
Come Meet, Serve, and Praise Christ!
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