Sunday April 14, 2019
Today’s Focus Triumphal Entry
Today’s Scripture Reading Luke 19:28-40
28 After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples. 29 As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead. 30 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32 So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said. 33 And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?”
34 And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.” 35 So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on.
36 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him. 37 When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.
38 “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”
39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”
40 He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”
For the remainder of our pilgrimage journey we will read the events of Jesus’ passion as recorded in the gospel of St. Luke with no additional comments or remarks. The New Living Translation of Luke’s gospel will be broken into daily readings. Please share your thoughts and reflections with your group or a trusted friend. I would like to recommend that you participate in as many worship opportunities as possible during the coming week. Sit with your friends, discuss what is happening and allow yourself to be immersed in Jesus’ great love for this world. Each worship opportunity is completely unique from all other worship opportunities offered on the day/week. Here’s a reminder of the worship opportunities available through the United Proclamation of the Gospel.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7PM Healing Worship St. Paul’s Fountainhill
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Noon Maundy Thursday St. Peter’s Chapel
Thursday, April 18, 2019 7PM Maundy Thursday Light of Christ
Friday, April 19, 2019 Noon Good Friday Light of Christ
Friday, April 19, 2019 7PM Tenebrae Worship St. Peter’s
Saturday, April 20, 2019 7PM Easter Vigil Light of Christ
As we now enter into the contemplation of the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ and meditate on the salvation of the world through his sufferings, death, burial, and resurrection, let us pray.
Everlasting God, in Your endless love for the human race You sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In Your mercy enable us to share in His obedience to Your will and in the glorious victory of His resurrection, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.