Day 83: Sunday, March 24, 2013 – Palm Sunday!
Today we had a great service about welcoming one another! For Journey Group, the 1st through 6th grade got to listen to a dramatic reading about Davey the Donkey called The Donkey Who Carried a King, the story of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (from the donkey’s point of view). After the story time, we reviewed the story and discussed some application questions while the kids worked on coloring and cutting out palm branches with the John 12:13 verse: “So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!'” (craft found here: Palm branch – Hosanna). Then we taught the kids the first verse and chorus of the song “Hosanna” (sample here).
For lunch, we had some family and friends over and made a ham, mashed red potatoes, and a big salad, followed by several rounds of Dutch Blitz. For dinner, we had leftover spaghetti and more salad (since the pot of ham and bean soup wasn’t quite ready at dinner time).