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Palm Sunday: Time to Choose (Again)

What did Jesus see when he went into the Temple on that day he returned to Jerusalem? He’d just been welcomed into the city with shouts of “Hosanna!” and waving of branches. It wasn’t a spectacular parade as parades go, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Love a Parade

I’m not a big fan of parades. I associate them with being hot and crowded and uncomfortable. Each summer my mother would take us to the Fourth of July parade in her hometown of Oswego, NY. It was a big … Continue reading

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Choices, Choices, Always Choices

When Jesus first walked into my life, I didn’t notice. There was no parade, no palms, no shouts of hosanna. I just started going to Sunday school. A couple of years later, I felt my first call to ministry but … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Bidding Prayer

Come, let us pray for all those who wave palm branches and shout “Hosannas” today. (people may quietly voice their prayers) God who welcomes our praise and comforts our sorrow, unite us with all who celebrate Jesus’ return to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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A Pastor’s Palm Sunday Prayer

How long, O Lord, will your steadfast love endure for a people still in in turmoil. Amidst the shouts of “Hosanna!” there are many who are still asking, “Who is this?” We wave our palm branches and fail to understand … Continue reading

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Make Them Stop

“I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” For some reason this verse from this week’s gospel reading won’t let me go. It’s such a startling statement. Christ’s return to Jerusalem was so essential to all … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

RCL – April 1, 2012 – Palm Sunday Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16, Psalm 118:1-2,19-29 I am on vacation this week, so I am sharing this poem with you. It is from my book, Negotiating the Shadows: Daily Meditations for Lent, Eugene, OR: … Continue reading

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