Friday, March 18, 2016

Palm Sunday

Sunday is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar after Christmas and Easter. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, and marks the beginning of Holy Week, the week of events leading up to Jesus' death. Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The gospels record the arrival of Jesus riding into the city on a donkey, while the crowds spread their cloaks and palm branches on the street and shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David" and "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord" to honor him as their long-awaited Messiah and King. 

In addition to the special day, we will be observing 2 sacred ordinances of God's Word - Baptism and Communion.  This is always a meaningful time as we celebrate the newness of life baptism represents and a time to reflect on God's great sacrifice to us - His Son Jesus.  May we prepare our hearts for worship and come with praise, honor and adoration to our King. 

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