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From Palms to Solitude

March 26th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Faith and the City

Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. –Zechariah 9:9   Dear Friends in Christ, This Sunday is Palm Sunday. I hope you can be here. We are […]

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Ticket to Ride

April 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on Ticket to Ride · Faith and the City

When Jesus traveled around the ancient world, he did so on foot. He walked from village to village, from plateau to lakeside, from Galilee to Jerusalem. In all of his travels, Jesus walked. Right up, until Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday, the gospels tell us, Jesus rode. What led Jesus to cash in his miles […]

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Hosanna

March 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Holy Week is upon us. This Sunday we begin our sacred journey.  We will stand at the gates of Jerusalem, cheer with an exuberant crowd, and wave palms as a humble man rides by on a donkey.  “Hosanna!” we will sing. “Hosanna!”   It is not a term that comes up in everyday conversation. If […]

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P-Soup

March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on P-Soup · Faith and the City

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  We are eager to celebrate this spirited Christian festival with you.  Children and adults, clergy and choir have been working creatively and faithfully to prepare for our upcoming Holy Week. We are ready to accompany you on the spiritual path that begins with Jesus riding into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), that […]

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Got Palms?

March 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

Got Palms? Shortly after Christmas, our worship planning meetings at the church turned to Lent and Holy Week.  As always, there was a lengthy discussion about palms.  How many should we order?  Where should we get them? One person pointed out that there was a bit of a fracas in the children’s choir last year […]

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