God we gather on this day to begin a week of contrasts.
From hope to despair to hope again.
As we begin the week, as we join with the crowd
help us cut through the noise to see what is happening, to see what is at stake.
As the story unfolds,
open us to both the hope and the pain.
In this time of worship,
prepare us to celebrate, to weep, and to wait. We pray in the name of the one who leads the parade as we share the words he shared with his closest friends...
SO what do you do on the Sunday that begins Holy Week???
|A Palm Parade|
Or do you want to make sure the Passion story is heard and so you use readings like these?
Or do you do a combination of them, starting with Palms and then transitioning during the service into Passion?
What sermon is bursting out with the triumphal entry? Is there something that you have to preach because if you don't the stones (or bricks or lumber, depending on the construction of your worship space) themselves will preach it for you?
As we move into the marathon that is coming up, share in the comments how your worship planning is going....