As always we celebrated a joyful Palm Sunday at MLLC. It was great to have a wonderful crowd for our Saturday evening and Sunday morning worship services. Together we remembered the work of Jesus Christ as he entered Jerusalem on a donkey. This entry began the week of dramatic events which provided for the salvation from the final power of sin, death and evil for all who would believe in him.
Our young people were joyful leaders in the Palm Procession. The group circled the sanctuary while we sang the traditional “All Glory, Laud and Honor”. The Palms were then placed before the altar to remember that the people covered the road with palms over which Jesus rode the donkey.
Some of the children also gathered up front for the Children’s Time. As part of this time the youth learned about the quilts and where these are sent around the world.
Later during worship we dedicated the quilts and kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Our numbers are not quite final, but here is a general tally:
2 Fabric Kits
70 School Kits
7 Baby Care Kits
and we are in the process of completing a great number of Personal Care Kits
Here are how the quilts were displayed. Note the palms before the altar.
There is a wonderful article on the Lutheran World Relief web page about the Mission Quilts. You are encouraged to click over to this page to read more about this wonderful ministry.
The quilts displayed in the sanctuary on Palm Sunday were the ones for Lutheran World Relief. Many more are prepared and sent to two other ministries. Several are made for Camp for All in Burton. A set are also made for Krause Children’s Center in Katy.