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This Sunday is Palm Sunday. We enter into Holy Week with Jesus as he entered into Jerusalem, welcomed by the crowds crying out “Hosanna! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord!” and waving palm branches in the air to signal his arrival as the one who will come and save them. 

Palm Sunday is a day of great rejoicing and celebration in the Moravian Church. We pray our beloved liturgy and we sing the Hosanna anthem. And even though we will be worshipping as an online-only congregation again this week, we will still be doing all of those things. The only thing that will be missing is the palm branches waving in the air. But you can still do that at home. 
 
You can go out to your trees and cut down a leafy branch to wave during the service, or you can create your own palm branch. Marla Sparks shared this palm branch that was painted on beautiful stone. Follow this example or be creative and come up with your own palm branches to have for our service on Sunday. And share a picture of what you come up with during our live-stream of the service!
 
“See” you on Sunday! 
RMW

Mrs. Rachel Moody Weavil is the Administrative Assistant at New Philadelphia Moravian Church

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