Rev. Wendy Komori Stager –
Although Palm Sunday begins with our joyful, triumphant shouts of, “Hosannah” and the waving of palms, we do not spend the entire Sunday with the same celebratory energy. At St. Andrew’s we will hold Palm/Passion Sunday. The passion elements of the service help us to face the difficult and painful events of Jesus’ final week in Jerusalem. Using the Gospel of Mark, our drama team will retell the betrayal, arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus. We hope this worship helps us sense the significance of holy week and what it teaches us about Jesus ministry, about God’s being and character, and about the nature and scope of redemption in Christ.