The Way of the Cross — In God’s Way — Palm & Passion Sunday


Message Notes

Summary: The cross has been a destination of God’s Way for many ages, and this story of God’s way is given to the Church out of love.

Key Emojis for this week: 🌿👑🍷🥖❤👣💧⛓✝💀🌑☀🎉
(lovingly taken from the Facebook page of Spirit Of Joy! Lutheran Church from The Woodlands, TX)

Key Scripture: Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.” — Mark 11:8

Key Scripture: “Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull).” — Mark 15:22


  1. Read or listen to the Passion of Jesus Christ. Today, we read Mark’s account. Under an old lectionary, the Church used to read Matthew’s account on Sunday, Luke’s account on Wednesday, and John’s account on Friday.
  2. Attend Holy Week services. We will have Maundy Thursday service at 7PM and Good Friday service at 7PM.



Bonus: Today is March 25, and therefore it is nine months until Christmas! Usually the Church celebrates today as the day Gabriel announced to Mary that Jesus was to be born. However, in the Western Church, whenever March 25 occurs during Holy Week, we transfer our observance until after the Easter Feast Day. Here is an icon of the Annunciation: