This Sunday is Palm Sunday, a day in which Christian worshippers around the globe celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem—The crowds praised Jesus enthusiastically because they believed he would overthrow Rome—The promised Messiah foretold in the writings of Zechariah.
On this Sunday of celebration, the excitement quickly spread throughout the whole city, hitting a fever pitch. People even threw down their cloaks on the path where Jesus rode as an act of homage and submission. The shouts of “Hosanna” meant “save now,” and the palm branches symbolized goodness and victory.
The Bible says in Psalm 22:3 that He lives and dwells in our praises. This is the mystery and the miracle of the breakthrough power and presence of God when we worship! When we worship, we affirm the truth of God’s Word, and it is being rooted deep in our hearts.
Every person is created to be a worshiper. God dwells and manifests Himself in the praises of His people. Worship is a declaration of our weakness and God’s strength. When we worship God, He is at work doing incredible and powerful things. We get refocused, refreshed and refueled; we find unspeakable joy and indescribable peace.
We discover the breakthrough strength of Jesus Christ, which enables us to walk in His truth, live in His presence and watch Him fight our battles for us. It is how we can put the beauty of the Gospel on display, receive His many blessings and at the same time be a blessing to others. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church for a very special Palm Sunday worship as Rev. Fred Mast shares an inspirational message entitled “When the Music Fades”.
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am for (On-site/In-Person) featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. We look forward to seeing you!
As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship. Additional precautions per CDC and AZDHS recommendations will be in place and details can be found on our website as well as the opportunity to reserve your seat for worship.
We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship or information through our website (www.sedonaumc.org) or by calling the church office (928-282-1780).
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our special Holy Week/Easter Services. Maundy Thursday – April 1st @ 6PM you’re invited to remember the Passover Feast with Holy Communion; Good Friday April 2nd @ 7PM features the most powerful service of the entire year as we journey the Delarosa with Jesus remembering His sacrifice for all of us—preparing the way for Resurrection/Easter Sunday April 4th @ 6:30am (Sunrise on the patio) and 9:30am in the sanctuary.
We offer so many great missions, ministries and opportunities at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you! —Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—We look forward to seeing you!—Come and grow with us!