Sunday Services: 8:00 & 10:30 am
Monday Service: 6:00 pm
Many of our St. Paul’s teens have been using their time and talents to prepare for Worship this Sunday: Passion Sunday. Teens are serving by: ushering, singing (hymns & solos), accompanying hymns (piano, guitar, trumpet), reading the Passion history, and even designing bulletin covers! It is such a joy to see the future of our Church leading our people to praise our King!
The Passion Sunday service reflects the contrasting attitudes toward Jesus that were on display during the days leading up to his crucifixion. “Palm Sunday” is named after the palms which were spread before Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. The acclamation of the people, “Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” clearly reveals that they hailed Jesus as the Messianic King.
Yet only days later, our Lord would hear the cry, “Crucify!” This contrast is reflected on this day as the joy of his triumphal entry into Jerusalem gives way to the somber remembrance of his passion.
The extended reading from the Passion narrative sets before the people of God all that our Lord did on our behalf. Thus is the Church prepared to enter Holy Week—the most important week of the church year.