Dear friends, Like déjà vu, it’s time to prepare for Holy Week in a pandemic… again. Last year at this time, the pandemic had just begun to disrupt our lives and the world. We didn’t know during Holy Week 2020 that we would be in for another whole year of distance and isolation; a year
On Palm Sunday, the church celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and Jesus’s journey toward the cross. We commit ourselves to pave the way for well-being in our neighborhood. We wave our palm branches and usher in mental health justice, paving the way with our faith and our commitment to act…
Today we are insisting on a new social contract. A contract that holds the people charged with defending and protecting us accountable for their deeds and misdeeds. A contract that does not criminalize poverty. A contract that does not collude with detentions and deportations.
This year’s action will begin with a joint worship service at Humboldt Park United Methodist Church (2120 N. Mozart St.) beginning at 10:30am and ending by noon. Following a light lunch for those marching, there will be a street parade — a procession with palm branches and signs — ending on the east side of Palmer Square.
On Sunday, March 20, 2016 members of Kimball Avenue Church, Nuestra Señora de las Americas, and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square met for worship at Diversey River Bowl before a joint procession with palms to the Rally for Public Housing at Lathrop Homes.
Next Sunday, March 29th, is Palm Sunday. As we have done for many years, we’ll be starting worship 15 minutes early for an ecumenical blessing of the palms with our neighbors at Episcopal Church of the Advent. This year we’ll also be joined by their sister parish, Nuestra Señora de las Americas (NSA).
The following sermon was preached at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013 by Seminarian Jessica Palys. The sermon was based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Palm Sunday, Year C. Jessica is a third year student at Chicago Theological Seminary. Ten years ago this week in Chicago,
Last year on Palm Sunday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square in conjunction with other members of the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA) hosted Occupy Palm Sunday, an event that spoke of immigration and other housing needs within our community. This Palm Sunday, LSEA is gathers again in partnership with Alliance of Local Service
Hosanna! We are Marching in the Light of God on Palm Sunday in Logan Square! by Joe Scarry Members of congregations from across Logan Square and Humboldt Park will be processing from their respective houses of worship to the Logan Square monument at the end of services on April 1 to Occupy Palm Sunday! We
[UPDATE December, 2013: The tradition begun on Palm Sunday 2012 — described below — was continued with our “Remedy for Violence” gathering on Palm Sunday, 2013. To get involved with planning for Palm Sunday 2014 with St. Luke’s and other members of the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), email Joe Scarry firstname.lastname@example.org !] On Palm