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From "Hosanna" to "Crucify him"

Palm/Passion Sunday

First it is a parade, then it is a perp walk. One minute the crowd shouts, "Hosanna!" 

Not too much later, the tide is turned and people are shouting, "Crucify him!"

Today, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ's broken body and outpoured love in a meal of bread and wine.

We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God's astounding work.

What a momentous week for us. Join us for Paradox Sunday and hear the Passion Story once again.

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