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  • Dennis Persaud
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Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020

Celebrates Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem

Holy Week

April 5-11, 2020

The week leading up to Easter

Maundy Thursday

April 9, 2020

Commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

Good Friday

April 10, 2020

Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary

Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and his victory over sin and death.

April 06, 2020

Palm Sunday is somewhat an ‘inauguration’ and a high point, as a crowd at the Jewish capital unreservedly acclaims Jesus as the Messiah. It is also a turning point, however, since it galvanizes His opponents. Like the boisterous crowd in Jerusalem, we are prone to fickleness. Today all for Christ, tomorrow turning away from Him. Though we often prove faithless, Jesus remains constant for He will not forsake or leave us. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His love and forgiveness never falter. “Hosanna in the highest!” That ancient song we sing,” For Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven our King”. Amen.

Palm Sunday heralds the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow in the annals of history. This week leads us through the Last Supper, His betrayal, mockings,trials, scourging, malicious charges of blasphemy, sedition and treason, crucifixion and climaxes on Easter Sunday with His celebratory resurrection. Death has no dominion over Him.

Each day of Holy Week allows us to look into the heart of our Saviour at close proximity and with an intense scrutiny . His love for us is reflected in every significant step towards the old rugged cross, every breath up to the last- “ It is finished” and “Father, into thy hands, I commit my spirit”. Finally, His glorious resurrection, Ascension , return to His frightened, deserted disciples in the ‘Closed Room ‘ and showing proof to the doubting Thomas.

Oh, how I will miss these Services! I guessed the same with each one of you.

May each one of us spend the time to read the Scriptures, reflecting on Holy Week and to celebrate his victory over death. “Because He lives, we can face tomorrow” with surety and confidence. “Hallelujah, He is Risen” we shout three times.

Blessings to all.

Dennis N. Persaud

March 31,2020

Greetings in Christ, 

Staying connected can offer that spiritual touch and a sense of hope, peace and comfort especially at this time when our routine gathering in person with a faith community is disrupted indefinitely. Just reflect on how much one value a live Worship Service with Holy Communion, coffee fellowship, a handshake, a hug, a kiss, a sharing of the peace and a handshake or other means of greeting during our regular worship services. Spaces that were once filled or half empty with the assembling of fellow believers are now completely empty because of the “invincible enemy”- Covid-19.

Scientists and public health pandits are predicting that this virus will hit a peak of 200,000 deaths in the US; other model predicts 1 million deaths in the US before the curve is flattened. Also, another prediction that this disease can re-emerge in the Fall of 2020 with a preventative vaccine expected in 12 to 18 months.

It becomes apparent that no one knows for sure when this Covid-19 disease and emergency restrictions  will end. When will our economy and routine worship be back to normalcy? When we as Christians are challenged, we tend to become self-aware of how we live our lives and possibly focus on the positive. We will not be defeated by this “invincible enemy” but remember that we are not alone and God is with us. He will not leave or forsake us.

We have stayed connected with our weekly Pastoral sermons recorded at home and circulated to our members and friends. How about Pastor Wayneroy doing a weekly Bible study recorded at his home and regular/daily/weekly telephone communication with each of our member and friend of our congregation, be it a prayer or just touching base?

 Palm Sunday ,Holy week and Easter blessings.

Hallelujah , He is Risen and Alive

 Dennis N. Persaud

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