We're right at the start of Holy Week, a time that covers today's story of Jesus' triumphant entrance to Jerusalem to his crucifixion less than a week later. To say it's a week of high contrast and drama is a serious understatement. Jesus was welcomed as God's servant king and then denied and condemned by the same crowd. Our job this week is to put ourselves in the story, to spend time imagining being with Jesus in those last days. We may not have walked with him then, but we can walk with him now.
Also, tomorrow night (Tuesday at 7:30) we'll be sharing a service with some of our partner churches at St. Ambrose (Culver and Empire). It's a lovely service of gathering darkness as we hear the story of Jesus' last days in a new way. I hope you can be there.