One of the Most Important things that Holy Week does for us.

Who are we?   Who are you?  And what does that have to do with Holy Week, 2012?


Listen in to Pastor Mark’s sermon on Palm Sunday, 4-1-’12 :


_   click here > Holy Week returns us to that old schoolhouse




Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and EC Leatherberry, for the photo of the old schoolhouse in Minnesota.

Palm Sunday, 2011

Palm Sunday 10 by Waiting For The Word

Here’s the Palm Sunday, 2011 sermon by Pastor Mark:

 click here> Palm Sunday, 2011




Thanks to flickr and  Waiting For The Word  for the photo.



Palm Sunday

We remember this day as the day we welcomed our King , who came riding into town on the back of a donkey.Palm Sunday in Ajijic by uteart

We gave him a pretty good welcome.

It was less than a week later that we would call for his execution.

I say “we” because of the way I have comported my life and because I know my self, and my heart. I’m not so sure that I would not have been one of those that called for the release of Barabbas, instead of Jesus.




Palm Sunday April 5th, 2009

(from Lutheran Church of the Master’s monthly publication ‘The Mast’)

This Sunday observes the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jer usalem that was marked by the crowds, who were in Jerusalem for passover, waving palm branches and procaliming  him as the messianic king. The Gospels tell us that Jesus rode into the city on a donkey, enacting the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, and in so doing emphasized the humilty that was to characterize the Kingdom he proclaimed. The irony of his acceptance as the new Davidic King (Mark11:10) by the crowds who would only five days later cry for his execution should be a sobering reminder of the human tendency to want God on our own terms.


Are there ways in which you can see this tendency in yourself and the way you might often view the Living God as someone who will provide you with things that are not necessarily things that you need?