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I join the crowd singing hosannas

I join the crowd singing hosannas “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” a Psalm of Ascents a hymn of longing as we approach the temple a song of insurgency coded revolution laying our hopes in the dreamed of king palms and cloaks placed before him echoes of previous fine entries heralding king and victor now our miracle worker rides down the hill we drown him in expectation that he is our kind of King. Jesus rides a donkey towards the holy city his rag tag army of disciples follow, confused, hopeful, anxious the end is near. He sings his own song of crucifixion and life in death leaving behind our palms and dreams. I join the crowd singing hosannas.  

Ready, Steady, Go! Liturgy and the Art of Being Sent

 This sermon can be listened to here Gate Pa – Lent 5 Year B - 2021 Readings: Hebrew Scripture:     Jeremiah 31: 31-34 Psalm:                         51:1-12 Epistle:                        Hebrews 5: 5-10 Gospel:                        John 12:20-35 What I want to say: The fourth in the series of sermons looking at the Anglican Liturgical Tradition as a vehicle by which we are gathered by Triune God into the worship that eternally exists within creation so that we might be shaped by the story of the people of God and join in God’s mission acting as a foretaste of the word to come.   What I want to happen: More people to offer to take on roles within our weekly worship People to more intentionally engage with what we do on Sundays. The Sermon      1.      Introduction:  Over last few weeks described Lent as a season inspired by Jesus’ time in wilderness. where his identity as “beloved son” was tested Lent originates in time given in early church to those a