Sunday of the Palms and the Passion – 28 March 2021

Sunday Prayers will be live-streamed to our Facebook page. The service will begin at 9:30, with music played beforehand.

The order of service is available here.

If you received an Easter letter in the mail this week, you’ll have received a palm cross; we invite you to have it with you during the service.

Here’s what Sundays and Seasons has to say about this day that begins Holy Week.

This week, the centre of the church’s year, is one of striking contrasts: Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, only to be left alone to die on the cross, abandoned by even his closest friends. Mark’s gospel presents Jesus in his complete human vulnerability: agitated, grieved, scared, forsaken. Though we lament Christ’s suffering and all human suffering, we also expect God’s salvation: in the wine and bread, Jesus promises that his death will mark a new covenant with all people. We enter this holy week thirsty for the completion of God’s astonishing work.

An empty cross is in front of four palm branches.Holy Week is the centre of the Christian year. It’s deeply moving to participate not just in Passion Sunday and Easter Day, but in the whole rhythm of the week. This year, participating is easier than ever! Join Bishop Susan on the evening of Maundy Thursday (6 pm live-stream to Facebook, and posted slightly later to YouTube) and the morning of Good Friday (10 am live-stream to Facebook, and posted slightly later to YouTube) to make this Easter experience even more meaningful.