“Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”
We know something about anticipation as we watch the proportions of the vaccinated occupy an increasingly larger piece of the pie charts that measure the promise of a return to life in proximity with one another. The comparison is not wrong. We long for deep connections, for days of peace, intimacy, and well-being as did those who welcomed Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.
The trick is to set our hopes and expectations in alignment with all the law and the prophets, with the hope and faith that our scriptures, our traditions, and our best understandings point toward.
Mark’s entry signals another entry for us in the church—into Holy Week, and its concentrated attention to what does and does not save us, what makes for life and well-being.
Enter into worship.
You can watch all of this Sunday's worship service in a series of linked videos, one after the other, by clicking this link. Just press the button that says "PLAY ALL" and lean in to worship. You can also just click on the graphic to the left.
If you have prayers you would like to share, please do so here. These will be shared by email to our St Andrew prayer list so that we pray for what you hold by name. This information is not shared online in a searchable form.
We continue to keep our financial commitments to our mission partners and staff. Thank you for remembering to send in your financial pledges and offerings.