Palm Sunday Worship April 2, 2023

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ!  Grace–we receive it without ever deserving it.  Peace–we long for it as we regularly struggle to understand the degree of violence around us.  As we approach Palm Sunday tomorrow, when we remember with joy the way that Jesus was exalted on his way to Jerusalem, we also know the violence that so quickly follows.  Holy Week reminds us of this contradiction each year, while we await the best news we might anticipate:  the promise of resurrection.  Working through the tensions of this week of remembrance may feel especially profound this year, as we struggle with the sadness and anger that follow yet another school shooting, on the heels of suicide by gun in our own community.  What does our faith teach us about how to respond to grief, anger and the anticipation of loss?  Join us as we seek answers and pose more questions together. 

Blessings and peace, Lisa

Worship at Home Materials:

Worship at Home Materials:  We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday.  Coffee & tea are available after the church service. We ask that if you have not yet been vaccinated you attend worship via Zoom. 

Helpful Hint:  If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.  


A Reading from the Hebrew Bible Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29

A Reading from the Gospels Matthew 21:1-11

Message “With A Little Forethought” Pastor Lisa

*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.

Worship Bulletin:

April 2, 2023
Service of Worship for Home

To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following information.

Whether or not you choose to set up an account, when it’s time for the meeting, click the following link:

Meeting ID: 844 3084 5436

Passcode: 430964