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Palm Sunday traditionally marks the beginning of Holy Week. According to scripture “green branches were cut from the trees and placed on the road” as Jesus entered into the city. In Jewish tradition, palms had often been associated with victory. The crowds shouted, “hozanna” which means God save us. It was a festive day as pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean Sea to celebrate the week of Passover.
Our Palm Sunday Service at Lake of the Isles will be a festive day as well. The Sunday School children will process with their palms. The service will include a choral reading of the Passion Story According to St. Luke woven together with the music of Dietrich Buxtehude’s sacred cantata, BuxWV 77, “Naught Shall Separate Us.” A chamber ensemble will accompany the choir and soloist in performing this premier English language work translated by Pastor Haug.