“Holy Week” begins this Sunday, as we recognize and celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The following Sunday is Easter – another joyous celebration – this time of Jesus’ resurrection! However, the time in between is filled with the story of Jesus’ suffering and death by crucifixion. It is important to descend, emotionally, into the passion story, as the celebrations that bookend the week would be less meaningful without it.
You are encouraged to dive in to the whole story this week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Hear all the stories. Feel all the feelings. Don’t shortchange your personal experience. Allow yourself to journey through each stage of Holy Week. Accompany Jesus to the cross and beyond.
Rev. Tonja's sermon, "Palms or Passion?" is based on Mark 11:1-11, Common English Bible.
Participate in worship on our YouTube channel beginning at 10:30AM. Sing along with the hymns and follow along with the digital bulletin here.