Palm/Passion Sunday

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Today marks the first day of Holy Week.  It is a Holy Week like none we have experienced before yet here we are getting ready to shout Hosanna in the Highest this Sunday and sing Glory Hallelujah at the empty tomb next Sunday.  Let us not forget what happened during that first Holy Week though.

This morning you will hear both the Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday readings and be challenged to see just how much things can change in just a week.  You will also hear beautiful music by Dave Caudill.  You will hear music both before and after the sermon.  You will hear Abide with Me recorded on the 48-bell Paccard carillon and Precious Lord on the organ.  Thank you to both Dave and Chup Houston for all the lovely music they have provided over the past several weeks.

I encourage you to continue the Holy Week celebration each day this week through the lectionary readings.  You will find the readings below.  Please keep all those who are dealing with the effects of Covid-19 in your prayers.  Remember those who have lost their lives, who are sick, those who mourn, caregivers, those on the front lines, those who have lost their jobs, and who are furloughed.

To listen to this weeks service click here.

Blessings,

Rev. Melissa

 

Holy Week
Year A
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel
Monday of Holy Week
April 6, 2020
ART — PRAYER
Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week
April 7, 2020
ART — PRAYER
Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week
April 8, 2020
ART — PRAYER
Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday
April 9, 2020
Holy Thursday
ART — PRAYER
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday
April 10, 2020
ART — PRAYER
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25
or
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday
April 11, 2020
ART — PRAYER
Job 14:1-14
or
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66
or
John 19:38-42

 

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