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, “Hosanna” which means God save us. It was a festive day as pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean Sea gathered to celebrate the week of Passover.
Palm Sunday will be a festive day for us, all well. Sunday School children will process with their palms. The service will include a choral reading of the Passion Story According to St. Mark woven together with the music of J. S. Bach’s sacred cantata, BWV 182, “King of Heaven, Ever Welcome.” A chamber ensemble will accompany the choir and soloists.
Two special events immediately follow the service.