The palm branches brought in by our pastor for this Palm Sunday were augmented by large fan-shaped branches gleaned from the nearby woods here in Tokyo, and carried in by eager middle schoolers to create a very green and festive opening hymn processional. As the parade of Sunday School students ended, many of the large branches were placed on the floor at the front of the church where the children typically gather for the kids’ sermon. It made an inviting carpet and the children who
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Palm Sunday; Entering Jerusalem
Matthew 20:17 – 19 and Matt. 21:1 – 17
Preparation: Bring palm branches and colorful coats and robes to lay on the steps or in front of the altar where the children gather for the children’s sermon. You can also bring pictures or books showing a circus parade or trapeze artists flying through the air.
This is a very special Sunday isn’t it? Today is Palm Sunday, the last Sunday before Easter. On this
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