Rev. Brian Johnson

Scripture: Liturgy of the Palms: Luke 19:28-40; Liturgy of the Passion: Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 23:1-49 (Passion Reading in 3/multiple parts based on Luke)

Today is Palm/Passion Sunday, the traditional first day of Holy Week.  Today we finish our journey through the life of Jesus by telling the story of his last week – how it began with a sense of triumph and joy but ended with betrayal and death.  This week (Holy Week) marks the center of the Christian year, and as we tell this story, we are invited to experience the power of the God who became one of us – and was willing to go all the way to death in order to