Palm Sunday Resources

by Christine Sine

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With Palm Sunday just a week away, I wanted to make sure that I got my resource list updated. This is the first of Holy week resource lists. I will post on Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, Easter Sunday and Resources for Holy Week with Kids as the week progresses.

There are of course a huge number of resources available for this season but I particularly wanted to highlight some of the out of the box, creative ideas I have come across. I also wanted to remind us that we are entering the most subversive week of Jesus life – it begins with shouts of Hosanna but ends with shouts of crucify him. Read more in my post Meditation Monday – The Subversive Walk of Holy Week.

Use a Little Creativity

Traditional Resources for Palm Sunday.

On Saturday, I posted these suggestions on what to do with our palms after the Sunday service. I like to hang onto mine to burn on Ash Wednesday the following year but there are lots of other creative things to do with them.

Minas Thomas has created a whole series of videos on palm weaving from a Coptic Christian perspective that are well worth viewing. He instructs us on everything from a simple cross to braiding of palm fronds and, a more complex Coptic cross and a donkey. Here is the link to the first video:

Reach Out To the Neighborhood for Palm Sunday

I encourage you to think about ways to make the Palm Sunday procession a way to reach out to your neighbourhood rather than a way for your church to just have fun walking around singing songs. Maybe an invitation to a Sunday Easter lunch or another church event. Hilary and Trevor Horn, who live in our upstairs apartment, went around the neighborhood recently giving succulents to all the people who have moved in over the last year. I think this would be a great activity for Palm Sunday.

My Favourite Palm Sunday Songs.

Benedictines of Mary have beautiful music for all seasons of the liturgical calendar including their Easter at Ephesus recording. Here is a glimpse of their beautiful music:

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Steev Rush Garrett March 25, 2018 - 4:53 pm

I <3'd that Gungor song and video, Christine! It reminded me, a little bit, of this song from the unfinished; "At the Foot of the Cross," worship project. "Beautiful Scandalous Night," was one of its singles. It may be linked to from (t)here;


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