If you read the Gospels carefully, you notice that they slow down when they get to Holy Week. They go to great lengths to tell us the details of Jesus’ final week. It is ironic, because this is part of the story we often rush through- or we worship on Palm Sunday and then again on Easter, missing the part in between. At Westminster, we’re going to spend some time on the in between part.
On Sunday in worship we’re going to journey from the Hosannas of Palm Sunday to the agony of the cross. Children will sing praises (11:00), we’ll wave our palm branches and shout ‘Hosanna’ (8:45 & 11:00), We’ll hear a song from Natasha Akery about Simon of Cyrene (8:45), the choir will sing ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross’ (11:00), and we’ll read the Scripture and hear proclamation about the meaning of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross (8:45 & 11:00). It is a day of worship that has us singing praises and coming face to face with the knowledge that Jesus Goes to the cross to redeem our sin.
Then we’ll be together again on Maundy Thursday (@ 2nd Presbyterian) and Good Friday before experiencing the joy of Easter Sunday.
Will you make a point to go on the journey with us? You’ll be glad you did.
In the Love of Christ,