UPDATE: Here are directions for our gathering from Sue:
This Palm Sunday, April 5, everyone is invited to join us on the Town Square of Hamilton to celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms. The Book of Common Prayer, on page 270, encourages worshippers to “gather at a place apart from the church, so that all may go into the church in procession.” Many churches take this to mean to meet just outside the church door. But this year, we’re going to try to use this experience to let the town know who we are and hopefully get a few people to join us in procession to the church. It’s a perfect exercise in spreading the Good News.
So meet us in the square at 10:30am and join us as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with the waving of palm branches. After the brief Liturgy of the Palms, we will process in our cars to the church, following the acolytes who will be buckled in to Barbara Bradley’s Mustang convertible, adorned with palm leaves.
When we arrive at the church, we will say another brief prayer, then process in together to All Glory, Laud, and Honor! We will then hear the Passion Narrative read in parts by members of the congregation. It will be a moving liturgy, and I hope you all take part!
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will simply meet in the church and celebrate there!