Sunday, April 05, 10:00 am
Palm & Passion Sunday Circle | Online via Zoom
"A Walk Through Holy Week"
Beginning Saturday morning
Drive-By Palm Pick-Up
No Person-to-Person Contact!
West Medford Square Parking Lot (behind Sanctuary @ 458 High Street)

Bring an item for the Micro Pantry
Pick up a bunch of Palms
The Palms will be in a bucket.
Drive-through, pick a bunch (or two) of Palms;
share with your neighbors (no contact)
No matter how one slices it or observes it, this is always a day of contradictions, with or without a pandemic. Even if one only read the Palm Sunday narrative, it is so steeped in the context of what is to come that we can hardly celebrate it with unbridled joy. The waving of palms and shouts of Hosanna at the beginning of worship will give way to a somber reading of and reflection on the passion of Jesus. Each year we read it in all its grimy and painful details - it is always a painful and difficult day. This year, perhaps even more so.
Yet, we cannot get to Easter, nor can there be resurrection, without the pain of this holiest of weeks, the agony of this death, and the grief of this moment for our community, our country, and the world. 

Let us gather together to hold all of the grief, pain, and promise that Christ will rise and Easter will be. Together - with the Holy Spirit - hope will come in the breaking of bread and remembering of this story that leads to rebirth and renewal.
Meeting ID: 751 379 207
Phone Connection
+1-646-876-9923 US (New York)
Prayer for Palm/Passion Sunday:
Holy God, you hear our words, you hear our hearts. Keep us in the grace of knowing we are known and heard, so deeply, so graciously, so constantly. In Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Messy Church is Here for You!!
Online Only - Wednesdays @ 3:00 pm
Beginning April 08
"The Story of Easter"
At 3 pm on Wednesdays , Sanctuary will be offering a weekly Messy Church hour to keep children connected with the church. We will read stories, sing songs, and learn about Jesus' love for all of us. Join us during this weekly session to keep your kids connected!

Check for the zoom link!
Animate Practices Series
Wednesday, April 08 @ 6:30 pm
"Eating, With Jesus"
with journalist, author and Jesus freak, Sara Miles.
Sara believes that French fries can be as holy as organic kale when they are offered and shared in acts of love and fellowship. This point can get lost in our conversations about the β€œright” kind of food.

Seven Weeks: prayer, food, worship, sacraments, money, service, and community.

Join Sanctuary and Hillside online via zoom.
Lunch Online - Prayer & Contemplation
Tuesday, April 07 | Friday, April 10
@ 12 pm
Join Rev. Wendy for a conversation during this time of physical distancing, get online with Sanctuary to connect with/make new friends, enjoy some lunch, and check on your heart and soul space! We will talk and pray and inspire each other. Be apart of the group with Rev. Wendy and members of the Leadership Circle - everybody needs a little sanctuary.
A Few Reminders!
Our micro pantry is open and needed more than ever!
Please donate if you have the capacity during this time to help our neighbors!
For any further information on the virus, events, or how we can still be Sanctuary for ourselves and others, please check out the website:
Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 β€’ (781) 395–3360