We invite you to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week by attending a Palm Sunday service on April 5. Regular service times and schedule will occur at 8:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 10:45 a.m. at the OKC campus, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the Edmond Campus, and 10:00 a.m. at the Children’s Center.
OKC Campus – Parents if your child (4 years – 4th grade) will be participating in the Palm Processional, please drop them off in their Sunday School class 20 minutes before the service starts.
EDM Campus – Parents if your child (2 years – 6th grade) will be participating in the Palm Processional, please drop them off in their class by 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
WHAT IS PALM SUNDAY?
Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, which occurred several days before his death. As He rode into the city on a donkey to participate in the festival of Passover (a Jewish holiday celebrating God’s deliverance of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt), the people of Jerusalem waved palm branches and spread them on the road in front of him, saying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel” (John 12:13). Today, we understand the people had certain expectations for Jesus as their King and Savior—expectations he would not meet in the way they anticipated.
ABOUT HOLY WEEK
Traditionally, the week before Easter (and the final week of Lent) is known as Holy Week. It begins on Palm Sunday and is a week of reflection on the events leading to Jesus’ death on the cross. While Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter, celebrating Christ’s resurrection and victory over death and sin.
To learn more about each day and service during Holy Week as well as how you can get involved, please use the “learn more” button below!