Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2 & 19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11
This Sunday we remember the exuberant welcome given to Jesus as he entered Jerusalem only days before his arrest, execution, and resurrection. This crowd certainly understood Jesus to be the promised Messiah. They did not, however, understand the humble path of God. In Jesus, God embraced death, offered forgiveness, and extended this to all nations. He also asked us to learn from and follow this path.
Today you are invited to recommit yourself to this strange Jesus-path by joining with us in a reaffirmation of our baptismal vows at the end of the sermon. This is part of our lenten preparation as we get ready to hear again the account of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
May we all, by the grace of God, hear this story and his call anew this Easter.
As always Holy Communion will be offered at both Sunday morning services. Firstly, at St Barnabas, Charnwood from 9:00am and then at St Michael and All Angels, Hall from 11:00am. All are always welcome.