On Palm Sunday we remember our Lord’s triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem with our own cries of “Hosanna.” We hear the Gospel of his journey to the cross and begin our Holy Week of reflection in the love God has shown us in the sacrifice of Christ.
Join us at Concordia Church on Whipple at noon on Good Friday (April 19th) for a time of reflection and prayer. We will hear excerpts from the Passion of our Lord according to the Gospel of St. John recounting the trial, suffering, and crucifixion of our Lord, and reflect on the saving act of God as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. It should be noted, while the passion narratives of the gospels according to Matthew, Mark and Luke are appointed to be read on succeeding years on the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday), John’s passion is appointed to be read only on Good Friday – it has no other appointed liturgical reading at any other time in the year. We will also offer special prayers of intercession on Good Friday – a practice which can be traced to the fifth century where the entire congregation is invited to extend prayers for all of humanity and all of creation (from ‘Worship Guidebook for Lent and Three Days’, Augsburg Fortress). Good Friday invites us to examine our hearts and minds and prepare ourselves for the celebration that is to come. Questions? Connect with Jen Philips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Good Friday on Seeley, we observe the day of Christ’s crucifixion and mark this solemn occasion with a service of reflection and prayer. We will reflect on the seven last words Christ spoke on the cross and lift up in prayer our remembrance of God’s gifts of grace. Join us for these special services in your journey of faith and make Concordia your home for the Easter season!