Some activities for celebrating Palm Sunday at home. If you do any of these, take a photo/video and share with either the First Presbyterian, Columbiana Facebook Group or on the First United Presbyterian, East Palestine Facebook Page. Or email them to pastorfritz @ gmail.com. We will the incorporate any pictures/video we get by Friday night into Sunday’s online service.
Color a Palm
Download this coloring sheet of a Palm branch. Color it, cut it out, take a picture of yourself waving the palm.
Mark Your Door
Place a decoration of green branches (or your colored, cut out palm branch) on your door or front of house. Take a picture and send it in.
Have a Parade
Gather up everyone in your household. Take either green branches or your colored palm and have a short parade. Take a video and send it in.
Share a Picture
Ever been somewhere with actual palm trees? Find the picture and send it in.
Sunday morning worship will stream Live on Sundays at 10:00 am for the duration of the crisis. It will then be archived for those who wish to view later. The service will last about 40 minutes and feature familiar hymns, Pastor Fritz’s sermon, music by Mike Clark and George & Ginny Fawcett, time for prayer and Josh’s closing prayer.
THE HUB’s Midweek Pause will be prerecorded and be posted by 7:00 pm on Thursday Nights. This 10 minute service features guided prayer and contemplation by HUB Director Jo Barto.
The manuscripts of Pastor Fritz’s sermons are usually posted every Monday morning.
The Session of First Presbyterian Church has suspended worship and other in-person gatherings through Easter. this decision follows the recommendation of Eastminster Presbytery, the example of our sister churches and the guidelines of health officials. We will continue to monitor the situation. Regardless of the date, we will celebrate Easter when we gather again.
Meanwhile we will send cards and make phone calls. We will learn new technology so we can study together and worship together. We will continue to pray for each other, we will continue to reach out to our neighbors, we will continue to love.
A pastoral statement from Pastor Fritz