Getting Ready for Palm Sunday — March 20

Getting Ready for Palm Sunday — March 20

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Luke 19: 28-40
“A King For What Sort of Kingdom?”

It’s Palm Sunday. Two kinds of Palms (the traditional and the eco-Palms). Processions. And Music. Hosannas. And lots of children. In a way, Palm Sunday is our celebrative holy day, not unlike our Jewish neighbors’ Purim celebrations coming up this week.

But there’s something deeper going on. The entry into Jerusalem is not just Jesus coming on stage for the events of Holy Week. He arrives and accepts the title of King — whereas up to this point he has often ducked such acclamations. His arrival is a final attempt to try and teach us all something about this Kingdom his advent initiates. Come on Sunday (and bring a guest) to learn more…