First Reading Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12
The Messiah will come, but his fate will not be like that of kings but, rather, of the suffering of the humanity he joins; his final vindication is in the people drawn to God by his life and death.
Second Reading Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
We can take courage from the promises of our great high priest because he has lived our experience and knows our humanity from within.
Gospel John 18:1 – 19:42
Jesus, the personification of truth and love
Call to Worship
We have heard the saying, ‘actions speak louder than words’, and today we see this in reality as Jesus puts in place two ways to demonstrate his ongoing love for us: our call to service ad the Eucharist in which he feeds us with his very body and blood and is present with us. Let us come before him in worship and payer today open to hearing that call to love one another.
First Reading Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14
God commands Israel to cele
Introduction Today our worship marks the beginning of our Holy Week observance as we recall the events leading to Good Friday and Easter Day, our senses alive! Our Palm Procession starts with shouts of “Hosanna” that quickly switch to recalling the Passion of our Lord as our shouts turn to “Crucify him!” In this Eucharist we enter into the dying and rising of Jesus who meets us in bread and wine. Today’s Readings Liturgy of the Palms Luke 19:28-40 Jesus enters Jerusalem to po
Introduction and Call to Worship
When Jesus went to dinner with a family at Bethany, Mary worshipped at his feet. We too are called to fall before the Lord as we worship him and seek spiritual renewal in his presence and holiness.
First Reading Isaiah 43:16-21
Isaiah refers to the first saving act of God when God brought the Israelites out of Egypt into the Promised Land and reveals that God has now promised to do something new and amazing for his people.