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Palm/Passion Sunday

Music for Palm/Passion Sunday

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Music scores in Sibelius and pdf for Palm/Passion Sunday.

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Fair Trade Eco-Palms for Palm Sunday

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Make social and environmental justice part of your congregation's Palm Sunday celebration.  

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Hosanna to the Son of David! A 21st Century Worship Resource for Palm Sunday

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On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered the Holy City, Jerusalem
The crowds cheered and cried out:
Hosanna to the Son of David! Hosanna to the Son of David!  

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Palm/Passion Sunday Service

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This service was designed for the Scottsdale (AZ) United Methodist Church for Holy Week 2005 (Dr. David Schildkret, Music Director; Dr. David Patterson, Senior Pastor; Phil Norton, Associate Pastor). Dr. Schildkret writes, "The original idea came from an article on the Discipleship Ministries worship website that talked about the 'problem' of the extensive readings for this day and suggested doing all of them dramatically, dispensing with a sermon."  

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Palms or Passion?

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Palms or Passion? Which approach will you take to the Sixth Sunday of Lent this year? There are two sets of Revised Common Lectionary readings for that day, reflecting the ecumenical church's use of two distinct approaches. The Liturgy of the Palms is festive, reminding us of joy and celebration when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The Liturgy of the Passion is more somber, reminding us of the weighty events of Holy Week. Both sets of readings are listed in the United Methodist Book of Worship.  

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Palm Sunday: A Time for Preaching or Storytelling?

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What shall we do with all the long readings in the Lectionary for this week? Why not consider using all of them?   

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Shouting Praise (Palm Sunday)

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Sometimes — oftentimes — these things in our lives seem overwhelming. It seems like all we can do and are doing is getting through, meeting our basic needs but still feeling like something is missing. We forget — or don't have the energy — to pause, be thankful, and recognize God's mighty works around us. 

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The Master Needs Your Donkey: A Prayer of Confession for Palm Sunday

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Lord, we are afraid to give you what you ask.
Help us realize that what we have is just a gift from you.  

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Palm Sunday Processional Entrance with Psalm 118

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Open to me the gates of righteousness that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

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