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9:15 a.m.

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10:30 a.m.

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9 a.m. - noon

Welcome to Church of the Palms

Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!


This Sunday - "What Wondrous Love"

crucifixation03All are invited to the conclusion of our Sunday morning Lenten study at 9:15 a.m. called "What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art" featuring the artwork of John August Swanson.

This week Karen Ayers leads a discussion of the "Crucifixion."

This study presented, in cooperation with Candler School of Theology, features the art of John August Swanson and commentary by some of America's premier biblical scholars.

Sunday, March 29

palmsunday02Sunday, March 29
A Perfectly Planned Parade
Mark 11:1-11

This Sunday, March 29, is Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. This week's scripture from Mark details a perfectly planned parade as Jesus enters Jerusalem. His pathway, the way he enters, and the cheers of the people, all fulfilled scripture. In doing so, the proclamation is clear - Jesus is indeed the long awaited Messiah.

But this wasn't the only parade in Jerusalem. While Jesus was entering into Jerusalem from the east, Pilate, the Roman governor, was leading his soldiers in from the west. This too was a perfectly planned parade. It was designed to display the indisputable and overwhelming power of Rome. The question for us is which parade would we have attended? Which kingdom would we have aligned with? The human kingdom or God's kingdom. It is still a valid question even today.

Come worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. And don't forget the wonderful opportunity to participate in the final session of "What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Art and Word" at 9:15 a.m. Karen Ayers will be sharing insights to the "Crucification."


Housing Request For Choir

heidelbergchoir01Heidelberg University Concert Choir Tour
May 15, 7 p.m.

The Heidelberg University Concert Choir will present a concert at Church of the Palms on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

As hosts for the concert choir, we are providing housing and meals for the 53 members. Evening and morning meals will be provided at the church.

A sign-up sheet for housing is in the notebook at the kiosk. Please give this consideration as soon as possible so planning can be completed for their arrival.


The Brothers! April 2

mark01 The Brothers! continue their study the Gospel according to Mark on April 2, resuming at Mark 4:26. Mark is understood to be the first gospel written and focuses on Jesus as the servant savior.

The Brothers! meet Thursday morning at the church building. A light breakfast is served promptly at 8 a.m. that is enjoyed along with introductions and fellowship.  At 8:30 a.m. Pastor Pete leads the men in a short Bible study and the group dismissed with prayer promptly by 9 a.m.  

Additional details on The Brothers! available online.

Maundy Thursday, April 2

maundy01Maundy Thursday Worship - April 2, 7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper and the vigil held by Jesus and his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane.

This service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion and the dramatic stripping of the Chancel.

Participants will have the opportunity to nail requests for forgiveness to the cross as the service comes to a close in silence.

Good Friday Service, April 3

tenebrae01Good Friday Tenebrae Service - Friday, April 3, 7 p.m.

Good Friday marks the trial, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus.

A Tenebrae Service (service of darkness) is held in the round as the final words of Jesus are heard.


Easter Sunday, April 5

eastercross01Easter Sunday Services - Sunday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Easter is the most significant milestone in the church calendar. Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus, which is the event that "changes everything."

Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Sunday, is followed by a season of hope that lasts until Pentecost.

Pastor Pete's message will be "Just the Beginning" based on Mark 16:1-8. Richard Hoff will be our trumpeter at the 10:30 a.m. service. The Flowering Cross will be in the welcome circle outside the building. Bring fresh flower to adorn this cross and have your photograph taken in front of it by Bill Griffin.


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Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.

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