Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Madison Square Park CongregationPalm Sunday is a wonderful time for the traditional church to get out of the church building and onto the streets, just like Jesus did when he publicly crested the Mount of Olives and his people broke into exuberant praise in full view of Jerusalem (Luke 19:35-40).

Many church groups hold a procession led by a donkey, and wave palm branches.  This can be great fun for all the family.  Exuberant worship songs can be sung outside the church doors.  Churches can work together, with the procession starting at one church and ending at another.

Palm Sunday Procession

Palm Sunday Procession

Local village palm Sunday processions can include a donkey, and the singing of All Glory Laud and Honour, Hosanna (Carl Tuttle’s version), or Blessed be the name of the Lord.

If you want inspiration, there are a number of YouTube videos of raucous and crowded Palm Sunday processions from across the world:

Palm Sunday procession YouTube video 600 pixels