Palm Sunday recalls Christ’s last entry into Jerusalem. The laying of cloaks and casting of palm fronds under the feet of Jesus and his mount denotes the arrival of a King or great leader. The celebration of this event mixes joy – our recollection of this most triumphant of acts in Christ’s life – with sadness – the knowledge (our and his) of the betrayal and cruxifiction to follow. Fitting then that traditionally churches in Holy Week are robed in red, symbolising victory and blood. We hope you will be able to join us for worship during this important Festival in the Christian year.
Please click here to see the Pew Sheet for 24.3.13
Please note too… a volunteer is needed to organise the weekly Lesson Readings (a computer is required) needed urgently by end April Please contact Vickie Weaver (247957).
Details of this Sunday’s hymns and music can be found on the pew sheet. Please note also the services later in the week. Click here for the pew sheet for 01.04.12
As Epiphany draws to a close it is worth taking note of some of the progamme of worship as building towards Lent.
Sunday services in Lavenham will be at 8am (Book of Common Prayer) and 10.15 (Common Worship).
Our sister church at Preston St Mary will be holding services at the following times:
5th Feb. Book of Common Prayer Service at 9am
12th Feb. Book of Common Prayer Service at 6pm
19th Feb. Common Worship Morning Prayer service at 9am
26th Feb. Passion Sunday (First Sunday in Lent) Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) at 6pm.
Ash Wednesday, 22nd Feb. Lavenham Church will be celebrating Holy Communion at 7.30pm. Traditionally, ash from the burned palm crosses from the previous year’s Palm Sunday is applied in the form of the Cross to the foreheads of worshipers at the Ash Wednesday service, known as 2the Imposition of Ashes”. This will, of course, be optional to all who attend.
This year’s lent Course begins on Monday the 27th of Feb, at 9.45am in Lavenham Village Hall. More details to follow but, anticipating and interesting and engaging programme of discussions, you are warmly and enthusiastically encouraged to take part!