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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, “hosanna” 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. Mark woven together with the music of Dietrich Buxtehude’s sacred cantata, “Jesu, Joy and Treasure. ” A chamber ensemble of violins, bassoon and cello will accompany the choir and soloists in performing this work.
Immediately following the worship service, Don Holzschuh will be serving a family style pancake breakfast. Guests will be ushered to tables, and pancakes will be delivered fresh off the griddle to the tables. Proceeds will benefit the Lake of the Isles Camp Scholarship Fund.
During the pancake breakfast, the children will be invited to the Parsonage for an Easter egg hunt. They will be divided into two groups of pre-school aged and Sunday School aged children.