Palm Sunday 2014

The celebration of Palm Sunday is always an important and moving event at All Saints and this year it did not disappoint! Blessed with beautiful weather and an impressive turnout, the service began, accompanied by traditional African drummers, as worshipers gathered on the lawn outside the Church Office.  The palm branches were blessed and then the service processed across the road, reenacting Jesus’ movement as he entered Jerusalem.  Remembering that day, the  shouts of “Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!” and “Hosanna in the highest!” filled the air as the procession crossed the street.

Once inside the church, a great dramatic reading of the passion story was shared, moving the liturgy from the joyful entry, through the last supper and onto Christ’s arrest, trial, and execution, ending at the tomb where Jesus is buried.  The service bulletin may be found by clicking here.

At the somber conclusion of the service, after Fr. Bob’s sermon, we exited the church to the haunting strains of cello and piano (click below to hear first the sermon, then that beautiful postlude.)

Fr. Bob’s Palm Sunday Sermon

 

Cello & Piano Postlude

 

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped us celebrate this powerful day. If you couldn’t make it, or you simply want to revisit your experience, check out our photo gallery below.  You can click on any of the images to enlarge them.  More photos are available on our Flickr site by clicking here.