Lent 2019 Worship Planning Series

Palm/Passion Sunday 2019, Year C

We emerge this week from our wilderness wanderings and find ourselves caught up in a parade, a party, a procession of palms! It has been a long journey to arrive at the gates of Jerusalem where Jesus will make his grand entry into the heart of political power and religious authority. 

With All Your Heart Worship Series: PREPARING
Palm/Passion Sunday — April 14, 2019

Planning for this Series

The visuals for this week tend to focus on the palms from the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Many churches have palms ready to hand out with their ushers, and in Sunday School, children may be learning to fold palms into crosses. As our Preaching Writer notes, however, palms are not found in Luke’s Gospel. Instead, the visual focus is on the coats being laid down to make a path for Jesus. You can take that literally, using coats or fabric, as well as palms, on your altar today.

Perhaps consider another bulletin insert like the stars in Lent 2. A sheet of paper with a blank drawing of a coat can be a space for people to write down what they need to lay down for the coming Holy Week. It’s an exercise in vulnerability and our ability to be vulnerable before God. What’s the last piece of armor people need to let go of in order to welcome in Christ and walk through the Holy Week with him?

Check in with your formation groups as they wrap up this season and their work.

In This Series...

Ash Wednesday 2019, Year C — Planning Notes First Sunday in Lent 2019, Year C — Planning Notes Second Sunday in Lent 2019, Year C — Planning Notes Third Sunday in Lent 2019, Year C — Planning Notes Fourth Sunday in Lent 2019, Year C — Planning Notes Fifth Sunday in Lent 2019, Year C — Planning Notes Easter Sunday 2019, Year C — Planning Notes