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Matthew 21:1-11

2020-04-01 — According to some ancient sources, the people of Jerusalem stood on their balconies and clapped as Jesus rode by.

BIBLE PASSAGE — When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey. The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven! When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” — Palm Sunday, Series A


  1. Joe Harrington — 1270 days ago #

    So apropos for this Sunday. We were so hopeful that we would be able to resume services in the sanctuary by Palm Sunday & Easter, but no.
    When I received this I had to stop and redo my streaming invitation. It contains an abbreviated bulletin, I had included an old AgnusDay. (Abbreviated does not mean leaving AgnusDay out.)

  2. Joe Phipps — 1270 days ago #

    Thank you so much for the Agnus Day perspective on these world-wide events. As a pastor, I have been struggling with video and streaming worship (both the technology and the reality), your comics have brought a much-needed breath of laughter

  3. Jim — 1270 days ago #

    Pastors Joe: you are so welcome. We are glad to be useful in this peculiar season.

  4. Dorothy — 1266 days ago #

    I just discovered this site, it’s great! It was a link on the ELCA Faith Lense Blog.

  5. Cathie Guest — 1264 days ago #

    I’m just hanging around in my home office waiting for this week’s cartoon. You bring a breath of levity into this very confronting time – thank you.

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