April 2nd, 2023, 10:00 a.m.,
Palm Sunday Worship
LIVE STREAM & IN-PERSON
This worship experience will begin at 10:00am on the NSUMC website @ www.nsumc.com and in-person. The Palm Sunday service commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem which is mentioned in all four canonical Gospels.
Holy Week is unlike any other week in the Christian calendar. On this day we will celebrate Palm Sunday, Jesus’ joyous entry into Jerusalem. But we will also turn to the events that followed, walking through the moments that led up to Jesus’ arrest. We’ll do this as if journeying day by day, because just like our lives, holy week happened day by day. In our service, we will incorporate the tradition of midrash. Midrash is an ancient Jewish tradition that weaves together the art of storytelling and the truth of
scripture, inviting us to imagine and wonder about the details that exist between the lines. During the service you will hear from five voices: a woman who witnessed Jesus flip the tables in the temple, a Pharisee, the woman with the alabaster jar who anointed Jesus’ feet in Bethany, Judas, and one of Jesus’ disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested. As you hear these stories read aloud, we will invite you to lean in. Imagine yourself there. Feel the truth of this narrative—for it was a holy week, and it was a hard week.
This special Passion Sunday worship service, will be followed at 11:00 am by our UWF bake sale! Come shop for your Easter sweets!
We are also offering a Lenten Art Walk , April 2nd-9th @ 10-11am in our Fellowship Hall. Guests are welcome to tour the scripture stories, related artistic displays and take time to meditate.