St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Palm Sunday

Willie the Donkey leads a palm procession

Palm Sunday
April 13, 2014

The liturgy for Palm Sunday carries us into Holy Week. Services begin with the reenactment of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. But the mood shifts with the reading of the passion, and we begin the journey through the events that culminate in Jesus’ crucifixion and death. At all four services in the church, the gospel is the story of the passion, read dramatically.

8, 9 and 11:15 am and 5 pm in the church nave
Liturgy of the Palms, Reading of the Passion and Eucharist

At 9 and 11:15 am, the service begins with the Liturgy of the Palms followed by a joyful procession with choirs, clergy and lay ministers. At 5 pm, there are palms and hymns for Palm Sunday. The congregation joins in the dramatic reading of the gospel.

9:15 and 11:15 am Great Hall
Eucharist for preschool children and their families

At 9:15 and 11:15 am in the Great Hall, the gospel is told story-style and songs are sung to help children prepare for the great celebration of Easter. Children have a chance to join in a Palm Sunday procession.

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Photo: Wayne C. Fowler


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