March 25

  "Jesus Enters Jerusalem", by J.F.Flandrin, 1842

"Jesus Enters Jerusalem", by J.F.Flandrin, 1842

Palm Sunday, March 25  10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 118; Mark 11: 1-11

Text:  “Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.”   Mark 11:8

Sermon:  “People Watching”

Tease:    I am a people watcher!!  I love surveying a crowd and taking in all of the excitement and commotion.   And, the account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem gives us a wonderful opportunity to do some people watching - Roman garrisons, religious authorities, Jewish rebels, Passover pilgrims, the curious, and the disciples.  In fact, by surveying this crowd …we learn everything we need to know about who Jesus is …and what He asks from each of us.