Palm Sunday Worship March 24, 2024

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ!  Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  The same day is often called Passion Sunday, because we know how the story continues: the same people who praised Jesus with loud Hosannas later called for his crucifixion.  Living between those poles of emotion is difficult and may feel too familiar from moments in our own lives, even if we haven’t anticipated judgment or betrayal.  How we navigate the movement between the breadth of experiences this life offers is the focus of this holy week, moving toward our celebration at Easter.  It begins tomorrow and continues with services here on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Hall (a dramatic presentation with players from New Surry Theater as well as our own congregation), the stations of the cross on the Murphy Trail at noon on Good Friday, and with two services on Easter morning.  The 10:00 service will provide the joy of musical clamor from Clair Maxwell on the organ, our chimes choir, trumpet, our musical consort, and our choir.  The quieter service at 6:00 a.m. at the foot of Blue Hill Mountain will be accompanied by birdsong and the brilliance of an Easter sunrise.  Join us in our contemplation and our celebration!
Blessings and peace, Lisa

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. Masks are suggested in the sanctuary and required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with the projection of droplets.

Psalm 118  p.701  NCH                       Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29                         

Readings from The Gospels                 Mark 11:1-11

                                                             Mark 15:1-15       

Sermon                      “Time To Get a New Fence”                            Pastor Lisa

Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom.  An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.   

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

Worship Bulletin:

March 24, 2024
Service of Worship for Home

To join us 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: 871 7798 1698
Passcode: 175275