Procession with Palm Branches – Hail God’s Chosen One!
Palm branches meant a lot in Jesus’ time. Shade, dates, a money crop, protection from the heat, indicators of water in an arid place. So using palm branches to praise and celebrate God’s Chosen One, as he entered Jerusalem, would have been natural.
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” — Luke 19:38
Today’s palm processions, at each of our 8:30 and 11 am services, recall the words of Psalm 118. This song of praise links the Old Testament promise of a savior to Jesus’ actions to fulfill that promise. He did then, nearly 2,000 years ago. He does is again today, for you!
God of amazing love, open my heart to your love, grace and mercy. Let me feel your arms embracing me! Guide me into the destiny you have for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Hot Cross Buns! Because it’s Palm Sunday, we’ll enjoy traditional, home-made buns and other goodies after each worship service in our Fellowship Center.
Today’s Bible readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14 – 23:56. Read them here.
Officiating: The Rev. Bill Wong. We are so happy to have Pastor Wong as our our interim pastor while we transition to a new, settled pastor.
Need pastoral care? Please call the office at (530) 273-9631. Our office opens Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm; closed for lunch 12-1pm.
TODAY: Experience the taste of a Seder! We’ll have a very small taste of the Passover meal, which Jesus celebrated with his followers in Jerusalem.
Most Sundays, meet us at 9:45 a.m. in the Game Room (near the Fellowship Center). After a little fussbol, at 10 a.m. we move to our Youth & Family Lounge for a Sunday School lesson.
On the first Sunday of each month, we meet right after the 10 a.m. worship – at about 11:15 a.m. – in the Youth & Family Lounge.
Youth @ PEACE is our all-ages Bible study, where young disciples learn the core stories of our faith and what it means to walk the Jesus Path. We welcome all who yearn to learn about our loving, gracious Creator.
Kids in church: PLEASE bring your young children to church! Their fussing and squealing may pain you, but they make us glad! Pick up an activity bag as you go into the Sanctuary (on the left in a basket, ask an usher). During the sermon, you can take your kids to our Nursery; a speaker is turned on so you can hear the sermon and follow the service.
Toddler Time: If you’re interested in our special Sunday School program for the tiniest of disciples, call (530) 575-6132. https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/store/category/286879/Frolic-Nursery
- Exercise class – Get fit at PEACE! Fun, inspiring exercise at 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Fellowship Center.
- Lenten Soup Supper & Prayer Service – Soup at 6:15 p.m., followed by Lenten Prayers at 7 p.m. every Thursday in Lent, in the Fellowship Center. Enjoy the fellowship!
- Qi gong, Quilting, Bells of Peace, Choir Practice – Check out more events on PEACE’s online calendar.
OFFICE HOURS – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
We would love to grow spiritually with you!
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual lives. We now observe the season of Lent. During this spiritual time, we read stories about difficulty, temptation and wandering in the wilderness of the soul. We remember to humble ourselves before our Creator. We also remember God’s great love for us, which heals and lifts us up. Thank you, God for sending your Anointed One – Jesus! – who mends this broken world!