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WORSHIP IN MARCH 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – Lenten Meditation

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Meditation Title: “Calming the Storm”

Mark 4:35-41

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021 3rd Sunday in Lent

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Sermon Title: “Embeddedness”

1 Corinthians 1:18-25               John 2:13-22

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Lenten Meditation

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Sermon Title: “Building Hope”

Hebrews 6:10-11

 

Sunday, March 14, 2021 4th Sunday in Lent

 

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Sermon Title: “Emerging From Darkness”

Numbers 21:4-9          John 3: 14-21

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Lenten Wednesday

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Sermon Title: “Hope Rooted In God”

Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 43:1-2   

 

Sunday, March 21, 2021 5th Sunday in Lent

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Sermon Title: “Right Here, Right Now”

Jeremiah 31:31-34         John 12:20-33

                                                                                                      

 

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Lenten Meditation

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Sermon Title: “Your Kingdom Come”

Matthew 6:9-13   

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021 PASSION SUNDAY

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Sermon Title: “Anointing at Bethany”

Philippians 2:5-11         Mark 14:1-11

 

** Scripture Lessons may change

**No Lectors or Acolytes are needed in until further notice

 

 

PASSION SUNDAY, PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday, also called Passion Sunday, in the Christian tradition,

the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. These special ceremonies were taking place toward the end of the 4th century in Jerusalem and are described in the travelogue Peregrinatio Etheriae (The Pilgrimage of Etheria). In the West the earliest evidence of the ceremonies is found in the Bobbio Sacramentary (8th century). During the Middle Ages the ceremony for the blessing of the palms was elaborate: the procession began in one church, went to a church in which the palms were blessed, and returned to the church in which the procession had originated for the singing of the liturgy. The principal feature of the liturgy that followed the procession was the chanting by three deacons of the account of the Passion of Christ (Matthew 26:36–27:54). Musical settings for the crowd parts were sometimes sung by the choir. After reforms of the Roman Catholic liturgies in 1955 and 1969, the ceremonies were somewhat simplified in order to emphasize the suffering and death of Christ.

The day is now called officially Passion Sunday. The liturgy begins with a blessing and procession of palms, but prime attention is given to a lengthy reading of the Passion, with parts taken by the priest, lectors, and congregation. The palms are often taken home by the members of the congregation to serve as sacramentals (sacred signs of the sacraments), and some of them are burned the following year to serve as the ashes for Ash Wednesday.