Peter's whipsaw experience of both the crucifixion and the resurrection. How could the penitent thief on the cross have so much faith? This short story considers one option. A retelling of the resurrection story from Mary Magdalene's perspective.
Prayers Contribution LORD, give us grace to stand on our faith, lest we shout "Hosannah" today and turn away from you tomorrow.
Fill us with your grace so we understand the mystery of the Holy Week ahead of us; strengthen us for self-examination; and fill us with joyful anticipation of that glorious glorious Easter Day to come.
Contribution Great God, we come today to gather and scatter these branches of blessings. Like those bearing the palms from so long ago, we are gathered in celebration and rejoicing, eager to greet the One who saves. Bless these palms of remembrance and glory.
Bless our hearts as we relive the story. And as those who cast their palms and their dreams before a triumphant Christ, may we lay down our lives before You, so that our days would be your pathway and our hearts, your open door. There Lord now I have said it.
Blessed is he who comes in the morning riding on a donkey. Holy and righteous is this one who has set his face towards Jerusalelm.
May he enter the city of the most high God again this day that those who inhabit the city might welcome him with sweet relief. May they be a reminder of our love for Christ. But may they also be a continuation of our growing conviction and greater understanding of the cost of discipleship All this we pray in the name of the one for whom we wave these palms, Our Lord Jesus Christ Amen Contribution P: Almighty God, you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take our flesh upon him and to suffer death on the cross.
Grant that we may share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen Contribution As we seek in this Lenten time to grow in our faith, let us pray for the life of the world. For those preparing for baptism and those who will affirm their baptisms, that in every tongue and nation the confession of Jesus Christ as Lord be heard anew, let us pray to the Lord.
For peace and harmony among the religions and nations of the world, that celebrations of Passover and Easter be delivered from bloodshed, let us pray to the Lord.
For those in any need during this holy week especiallythat they may find comfort and relief from God and from those who follow in the way of the cross, let us pray to the Lord. Remembering all the faithful departed especiallythat we may at length celebrate with them at the unending feast of the Paschal Lamb, let us pray to the Lord.
Grant these prayers, merciful God, and all that we need, as we eagerly await the Easter feast; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Contribution O Jesus, our Saviour, as you humbly ride into our midst, fill our mouths with loud hosannas and give us tongues to confess you as our Lord.
Amen Contribution O God, how worthy you are of our praise. You ride into our hearts, not on the back of a faithful donkey, but through the power of the Holy Spirit. For this act of love, we wave our palms in gratitude. Forgive us, Merciful One, as we use those same hearts to betray you and nail you on a tree this week.
Convict us, Dear Christ, of our fickleness and lead us toward the cross with you so that we may also rise with you next Sunday. We pray in your name.A police call in Fresno, CA, on Thanksgiving led to a game of basketball between officers and residents that warmed hearts and changed perspectives.
Video posted on . A Call to Worship for Palm Sunday Based on Psalm M: Lord, save us! C: Lord, grant us success! M: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Worship Design Studio Forgot Password. Email: Suddenly remembered? Log in here You don't have an account? Subscribe here. According to Jewish law, a sefer Torah (plural: Sifrei Torah) is a copy of the formal Hebrew text handwritten on gevil or klaf (forms of parchment) by using a quill (or other permitted writing .
In China this type of writing has several interesting names: little short story, pocket-size story, minute-long story, palm-sized story, and my personal favorite, the smoke-long story (just long enough to read while smoking a cigarette).
Todd Arthur Peperkorn was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, in , the first of four children born to Dennis and Susan (nee Troy) Peperkorn. He was baptized at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in Julesburg, Colorado and confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri.