Join us for Palm Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:15 AM at Victory of the Lamb.
What is Palm Sunday?
The Sunday before Easter is known in the Christian church as Palm Sunday. This special Sunday gets its name from the event recorded in the Gospels of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem shortly before his death on the cross. As Jesus approached the city, some in the crowd took off their outer garments and lay them in his path, to roll out the “red carpet” for him. The crowds, even the children, waved palm branches and sung psalms and hymns from the Old Testament that spoke of Jesus as the Savior God had promised to send his people.
The reason Jesus came to Jerusalem in such a strange way—riding a donkey (not a prancing stallion or on clouds of glory), accompanied by common people (not military men or angel hosts)—is that he came to die. God’s gracious plan for the salvation of sinners required Jesus, God’s own eternal Son, to die in shame as the substitute for all people, thus freeing sinners from the punishment they deserved in hell. To do that Jesus needed not an awesome display of the power and might that truly are his, but the kind of lowliness and humility we see on Palm Sunday.
What will Palm Sunday be like at Victory of the Lamb?
Join us for worship to celebrate Jesus’ gift to us, kicking off the reflection and joy of Holy Week. There will be joyful, uplifting music and a message by Seminary student Paul Koester about the Crazy Love that God has for us. Our Victory Kids children will also be singing a song of praise and joy to celebrate Palm Sunday.