Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14 is Palm Sunday and the worship service will be blessed with the voices of Tony Barrand, Andy Davis and Fred Breunig opening the service with the Merchants Carol, a traditional telling of the Palm Sunday story, followed but the Procession of the Palms within the sanctuary. There will also be a baptism for two children, Lila Tadlock and Parker Tidd to celebrate the day.   The contemporary reading is a modern interpretation of the beatitudes by Nadia Bolz-Weber and the scripture for the day, Luke 19: 1-10, tells the story of Zaccheus’ pure heart.   Rev Lise Sparrow will offer the homily, “Blessed Are…” and the choir, under the direction of Andy Davis will offer two anthems:  “The Lord’s Prayer”, a new composition by Peter Amidon, and “Ain’t That a Good News”, an African American spiritual. The children will learn an Israeli dance in preparation for the Seder Supper to be held Thursday at 5:30 and color eggs to deliver to people unable to come to church.  Nursery care is provided every week for children 5 and under.
After church at noon the Lenten Series will continue with a video featuring Father Richard Rohr speaking about the Universal Christ and a discussion to follow. Other events this coming Holy Week include the Seder Supper at 5:30pm to be followed by the Service of Tenebrae at 7pm on Thursday and the Ecumenical Good Friday Service to be held from 12noon to 3 pm Friday at the church. Everyone is welcome.
“The Lord’s Prayer” by Peter Amidon
“The Merchant’s Carol”
“Ain’t that Good News” arr. Moses Hogan