(Mar. 22, 2024)

Next Sunday, March 24, is Palm Sunday!

Palm Sunday recalls the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, greeted by people waving palm branches. “Hosanna to the Son of David!” Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Hosanna in the highest.!” (Matthew 21:9)

You all know about the event and the circumstances surrounding it as Jesus is gradually making his way to the cross; however, it is also a gentle reminder for Christians to welcome Jesus into their hearts and to be willing to follow him.

Some important messages for you:

  • The Holy Week and Easter Sunday worship schedule is on a separate sheet in your Chimes, on the Parish facebook page, and on the Parish website, and as listed here:
    • March 24, Palm Sunday, …………….  11 a.m.
    • March 27, Wednesday, Tenebrae……   7 p.m.
    • March 28, Maundy Thursday…………   7 p.m.
    • March 29, Good Friday, ……………… 12 noon
    • March 30, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil…7 p.m.
    • March 31, Easter Sunday………………11 a.m.
  • Our Lenten Outreach Project reaches its fruition on Palm Sunday when a representative from The St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank will accept our generous donations.  Thank you all for your support of this wonderful project!
  • If you are planning on enjoying the Spring Dinner on Thursday, April 11, and being entertained by The Salt Meat Junkies, tickets ($30 each) are available during the weekdays from 9 to noon and after the service on Sunday.  Don’t delay or you may be disappointed.
  • Card players!!! Your next afternoon card party will be on Monday, April 1, at 2 p.m. As usual, the cost is $6 and you are expected to bring your own cards and baskets.
  • Apparently we are in need of more sidespersons and counters, so if you are interested in one of these ministries, please contact Kim or Lester Pike or leave your name at the office.
  • Bible Study is a go at 10:30 this morning.  You will be learning about Mary Magdalene and the effect on her life from her encounter with Jesus. Also, there will be the Compline Service at 7 at which time our guest preacher, Reverend Joleen Peters, within the theme of “Silent Witnesses” will speak from the perspective of ‘the shroud.’
  • If you, or anyone you know, could use a free hot meal this evening, come by and pick one up at the entrance of the Church of the Good Shepherd between 5 and 6 p.m.
  • The next 8:30 BCP will be on Sunday 31, but no Ascension Café.  The next Ascension Café will be on Sunday, April 14.
  • The next <strong”>Confirmation Preparation Class is this Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.  All Candidates are expected to be present.</strong”>

May God continue to bless you on your Lenten Journey,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)