As we come close to Palm Sunday and Holy Week, we're preparing our hearts and minds to once again recount the passion narrative of Christ's last week. We call it the passion narrative because it's the story of God's passion in loving the world, and recalls us to remember God's promise to save the world. We call it Holy Week because it enlivens in us the spirit and focus of our religious center - the death and resurrection of Jesus. And for Disciples of Christ congregations, the holy act of communion is specifically highlighted on Maundy Thursday.
Join us this Sunday as we welcome Jesus at the city gates, with palms and praise. And return again to the temple courts, the upper room and the garden tomb. We dip our bread in the cup, witness the arrest, deny knowing Jesus out of fear, and we weep at his cross. Join us also, as we rejoice in God's promise and faithfulness on Easter; for our salvation is secure in the empty tomb.
Be faithful, dear church, in God's good promise. And be excellent to each other!