Palm Sunday, April 9

palm-cross8:30 a.m. Procession of Palms and Holy Communion
9:45 a.m. Stations of the Cross (intergenerational)
10:50 a.m. Procession of Palms and Holy Communion
6:00 p.m. JS Bach St. John Passion

We invite you to visit the Stations of the Cross in the parish hall between the Sunday services and following the late service on Palm Sunday, April 9. Starting with a presentation about Jesus in the Garden, it is designed to lead from one story to another. Ponder the trial of Jesus; struggle with the cross; grieve at the crucifixion; and wonder as the sadness turns into the pure joy of the Resurrection. Take as long as you want, thinking or praying, then you may pick up a scripture card, an item relating to the story, or both to remind you of each part of the story.

This Stations of the Cross was designed and made by the students in the 5th & 6th  grade Godly Play class. The children learned the story of each Station and created an item to be carried away for each story, and they will host and lead the way through the presentation. We hope this will help you as you get ready for the Mystery of Easter.

Passion According to St. John
Johann Sebastian Bach’s powerful Passion according to St. John is a dramatic account of the Passion utilizing chorales, solo voices, a vigorous Evangelist, and chorus roles.

The Passion will be presented twice this year by the Bach Society – once at 6:00 p.m. on Palm/Passion Sunday, April 9, and again on Good Friday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m. These presentations are open to all with no ticket cost, although a generous offering will be invited. Please join us for these deeply moving events, and bring a friend!