Jesus the King

 Palm Sunday

This is the season of Lent, the time we get ready to celebrate the mystery of Easter, the time we are all on the way to Jerusalem.  But who will show us the way?  Jesus shows us the way.  

JESUS THE KING

Once every year the people of God go up to Jerusalem, to celebrate the feast of the Passover, to remember how God led them through the water to freedom.

This year as Jesus traveled to Jerusalem…  people hoped he would be their king. When they heard Jesus was near Jerusalem, they ran to him and shouted, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” They put their cloaks and palm branches on the road to prepare a way for Jesus and shouted:

“Hosanna in the highest!”  “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

You can prepare the way for Jesus the King.  (With the cloak and palm from our story.)

Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest!  

The Lord be with you!

This Sunday is the last Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday, and the color is purple. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Mystery of Easter. 

Enclosed are a cloak and a palm for you to use when you hear or read the story.  You too can welcome Jesus to Jerusalem.  

The story of Palm Sunday is found in Matthew chapter 21:1-11, Mark chapter 11:1-11, Luke chapter 19:29-44 and John chapter 12:12-19.

I have included a picture drawn by a parishioner, Terry Murphy, that shows many symbols of Lent and Easter.  You can color the picture, read about the symbols, and enter the contest, if you would like.

The cross in the picture reminds us that Jesus died and it was sad.  But on Easter Sunday God made Jesus alive again. Have a good week.  Stay safe.