Pastor Joy’s Message

        “The crowds in front of him and behind
him shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the
Lord! Hosanna in the highest!’ And when Jesus
entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up.”  
(Matthew 21:9-10, CEB)

      Many of us want to go straight from Palm
Sunday to the celebration of Easter; but before we
can get to Easter, we have to go through the
difficult days of Holy Week.  There can be no
Resurrection without first the Crucifixion.  Holy
Week begins with Palm Sunday followed by Holy
Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  This
week marks the most important part of the
Christian year.   I invite you to set aside Holy
Week as a time to journey with Jesus from his
triumphal entry into Jerusalem,
to the upper room,
to the cross, to the tomb and to the garden.  

      We will begin our journey April 13th on Palm
Sunday as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into
Jerusalem with a Community Picnic.  On April 17th
at 7pm we will commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper
with his disciples.  Then on Good Friday we will
remember Jesus’ death and time in the tomb with a
Service of Tenebrae, or Darkness, at 7 pm on
April 18th.  With the full excitement of Easter
morning, we will celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection on
Sunday April 20th at 11 am.

      I look forward to journeying with you
through the remainder of this Lenten season and
Holy Week as we prepare to celebrate our Lord’s
Resurrection.

Yours in Christ –

    
Pastor Joy
SPLENDORA
COUNTRYSIDE
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH





26117 FM 2090 East
Splendora, Texas 77372
281-689-0425
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TALENT NIGHT 2013