Calling everyone from St. John's Lutheran Church & School - Members and Students!
You can help us make a virtual Palm Sunday procession like we've never done before!
Since we are all stuck at home as we enter into the holiest week of the church's year to celebrate our Lord's passion, death, and resurrection, we're going to think of some unique ways that we can celebrate.
This week we're going to put together a virtual Palm Sunday procession. Here's how you can participate:
Making the Palms
Our palm branches are not going to be delivered this year. So let's make our own.
Click here for one "Palm Branch" project idea. You can also search the internet or use your own ingenuity to produce some palms for our parade.
Singing a Song
With your newly minted palm branches, take a video of you and your family singing "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" (click here for music and words).
To keep it simple (and the file sizes small) record the refrain and each verse separately. Here are the assignments:
Pre through 1st: refrain & verse 1 (practice video)
2nd-3rd: refrain & verses 2 & 3 (practice video)
4th and up: refrain & verses 4 and 5 (practice video)
Everyone else: Refrain and pick your favorite verse or two
We'll compile all of our videos together into one song for Palm Sunday. Don't worry about singing well; we want to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
Click here to upload your video files. (This will work best if you transfer your videos to your computer first, and then follow the link through your web browser).
Join the Parade!
This coming Sunday, take your palms on a procession around your block, around your yard, or around your house. Sing our Palm Sunday hymn if you'd like, but make sure to take a picture and email them to email@example.com. We'll post a "virtual Palm Sunday Procession" later on Sunday.
Service will be live streamed on Facebook live Wednesday, March 25 at 8 p.m. at
and archived on our Youtube channel:
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. -Hebrews 10:24-25
And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” -Mark 2:27
We have gathered as the Body of Christ. We have received the Body of Christ. Now in our scattering, let us be the Body of Christ and seek Christ in our neighbor to serve Him. -Rev. Bill Cwirla