Monday, April 11, 2022

Palm Sunday Weekend

I hope you had a nice Palm Sunday weekend as we enter Holy Week.  I had to work on Saturday so I couldn't attend our annual Easter Egg Hunt at church, but it was well attended with almost 400 children and adults.  Skies were overcast but no rain.

Below is my son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Sharon.  She is our church Children's Director and coordinator of the event.  In addition to the egg hunt, there was a petting zoo and balloon artist who made animal shaped balloons to give to the children.

Yesterday was a wonderful day as we worshipped our Lord and Savior. Pastor Steve preached about the Israelites waving and laying down palm branches as Jesus rode into Jerusalem while they shouted, "Hosanna, Hosanna!" which means to save or deliver. Palm branches are a symbol of victory in Israel.

Today we must lay our palms down too, but not branches - the palms of our hands.  When palms are facing downward, it's impossible to hold onto anything.  Everything is surrendered to God.  The Israelites also removed their cloaks and laid them down. Metaphorically, we remove our coverings in the presence of Jesus too.  He sees us as we are, so there's no reason to cover any sin or transgression.  What a wonderful message to usher us into Holy Week.

The service ended with one of the members of our worship team doing a dramatic interpretation of the song, "Watch the Lamb."  It was beautiful and very moving.

My sweet great-granddaughter, Juliette, turned three on April 3rd.  How can that be?!   And Evie will turn five on May 23rd.  We're going to Grand Ledge on May 12th to celebrate with them.

I got up early this morning to bake a batch of pinwheel scones.  I'm taking a traveling tea party to some dear friends tomorrow.  Of course my hubby and I had to sample them to make sure they passed the test.  They did!  ;-)

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Holy week and a HAPPY EASTER to you and yours. Juliette and Evie are beautiful. Happiness and blessings to Juliette throughout your birthday year. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  2. You were lucky on the Egg Hunt weather! We had snow off and on all day (didn't stick, thankfully) and temperatures in the mid-30's on Saturday and still had 150 people (about 50 children) turn out for our Easter Egg Hunt! That's amazing for our small town and in crazy weather. I hope the rest of your Holy Week and Easter will be filled with blessings. And Happy Birthday to Juliette!


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