Palm/Passion Sunday Preview

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This Sunday, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant.

We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ’s broken body and outpoured love in a meal of bread and wine. We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God’s astounding work.

In preparation for Sunday, you may choose to look at the assigned readings for the day.

Isaiah 50:4-9
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14–27:66

To match the paradoxes of this day, we shout our hosannas today with the traditional “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” hymn as well as some special music from our New Day Band. We also voice our sadness at the kind of death Jesus had to die.

We hope you’ll join us on Sunday at our worship stream either on Facebook, YouTube, or by visiting stpeterslutheran.org/live.

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music

As the Director of Music, I help the St. Peter’s community proclaim the gospel story and share the goodness of God through worship and music.

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