Palm/Passion Sunday

Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week. You may want to read the United Church’s 2020 Lenten devotional, Faithfully Yours, during Lent 2020 for your own time of reflection.

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File 2020 Palm Sunday Worship Resources
Written by Murray Pruden, Indigenous Minister for Pacific Mountain Region, these resources remind us that even in these pandemic times, in God’s eyes we matter every moment and breath of our daily life.
File Gathering Lectionary for Lent/Easter, February 26‒May 24, 2020
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For the 150th year of Confederation, an invitation to acknowledge the damage done to the First Peoples of this land and seek reconciliation in worship and through next steps. From Gathering, Lent/Easter 2017.
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September 5, 2019

In this Palm Sunday reflection, Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that, while the road to freedom offered by Jesus is hardly easy, it's worth working for.

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April 4, 2020

For Sunday, April 5, 2020, Moderator Richard Bott shares reflection on Matthew 21:1-11, the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and urges us to keep our eyes on hope as we begin Holy Week.

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February 19, 2020

In this excerpt from the new Lenten devotional "Faithfully Yours: Letters for the Wondering," Bri-anne Swan reflects on the perennial question, “God, where were you?”