Palm Sunday Plans at Good Shepherd

IMG_2834On Palm Sunday, the congregation will process from the narthex into the sanctuary before the service, using all three aisles. Congregants will carry palms distributed by the ushers and Altar Guild representatives. Palms will also be distributed to people who prefer to sit in the sanctuary.

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The liturgical colors for the Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday, are scarlet, the deep red color of the crucifixion, or purple, the color used throughout Lent.  At Good Shepherd, the gates in the weavings have been changed to scarlet with black crosses.  The altar and pulpit paraments are those in place since the beginning of Lent, but note the areas of scarlet woven into them by Barbara Berg.  Pastor Amy’s stole also was woven with purple and scarlet threads.  Sunday of the Passion begins Holy Week and is the last Sunday in Lent.  These gates and paraments will remain in place through Maundy Thursday.