This Sunday, April 5 is Palm Sunday. It is! Whether we celebrate together in one place as Christian community, or whether we celebrate together all over and throughout our communities, it is Palm Sunday this Sunday.
This is an opportunity to lift up our living Savior in the midst of such deep unsettledness and uprooting. This is a time to speak empathy, compassion, servanthood and thankfulness for our God and Savior, Jesus the Christ, and his message for us today of eternal love and freedom.
Even in times such as these.
Especially in times such as these.
I wish I could gather with you. I wish that I could see your faces and laugh with you and our guest donkeys (ok, ok, “MINI-HORSES”). I wish that I could have a pancake with you and hear our choirs and see our children and elders celebrating Jesus’ peaceful journey into Jerusalem. But that is not our path, not this year.
We have another path to walk. But we will still walk it together. We will be the Christian community together — in the “new normal” way. Here’s how:
- Get a palm of some kind.
- You can get a palm from your yard, street – wherever
- Or? just cut one out from a piece of paper and write PALM on it!
- Attach your palm to your front door.
- Take a photo of your palm on the door, post it to your social media account and tag us!
- Facebook: @losaltosumc
- Instagram: @laumc_lbc
I can hardly wait to see the palms of peace throughout our community this Sunday morning. If you don’t have social media, send your photo to the us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
~ Matthew 21:6-11
Peace be upon you and yours this day,