March 28, 2021 at both 8 AM and 10 AM
Traditional liturgy taken from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP).
Services will be live streamed via YouTube.
Sermon by Deacon Cindy Roehl
It always amazes me that each year on this day, Palm Sunday, we experience such a display of uncertainty and change. First, we have the people shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”
And then shortly after, we have the people shouting, “Crucify him!”
It seems the people were so FULL of their “expectations” of what their Messiah was SUPPOSED to be and do, that they didn’t have room for anything more. So, when he was not what they expected, they were easily swayed to disown him as their Messiah. In effect saying, “Let’s get rid of this guy, so we can go back to what we have ALWAYS BELIEVED God meant when he spoke of the one who would come, who was to “…bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.” They were protecting what they knew (or thought they knew). And when you are protecting the old, what’s new looks like a threat.
As we went through Lent this year, we were encouraged to spend time acknowledging that we are sinners, confessing our sin to Almighty God, emptying ourselves of the guilt of our sin, and receiving His forgiveness. We emptied ourselves of ourselves, so that we could focus on others. We emptied ourselves of whatever it was we chose to fast from, to allow room for something good, wholesome, positive.
And now. Now. We are about to go through a week in which all of this culminates with a NEW plan.
The phrase for you this morning is “Make Room for the New!”
Read the full sermon text HERE.
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