A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’
~ Matthew 21:8-11
The Lamb, whether referenced to in adoration or in suffering, will highlight the music throughout Lent and Easter this year. The choir’s musical offerings will provide the congregation with the Lamb held in majesty and revered in death, symbolizing Christ the Son of God.
On Palm Sunday, March 29th the choir will present for the morning worship service, “Followers of the Lamb,” a musical cantata by Lee and Susan Dengler. This work takes us on a journey to the cross and beyond as seen through the eyes of those who followed Jesus. The musical weaves classic Lenten and Easter music with beautiful new anthems. In both song and narration this works craftsmanship unfolds, taking us through Christ’s life, and death and the ultimate joy of the Resurrection. Accompanying the choir will be a small chamber ensemble and a cast of actors that take us along the paths and byways of our Lord’s sojourn to the cross and the marvels of his triumph of Easter Sunday morn.
Come and hear throughout our Lenten season the Lamb of God.
Jim Osborne, Music Director, Union Presbyterian Church