Like most churches, we make a big deal out of Palm Sunday. The little children come in to sing, we read the passion, all the different choirs have pieces prepared, and we have a processional. One thing that we have grown accustomed to is our Palm Arch.
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th, graders come early to church and get lined up. When the service starts, they lead the way, each holding a handful of palms. At the front of the aisle, they form an arch that the whole processional line goes through. afterwards, they process out, and then go and sit with their parents through the service. It’s one of the few things I plan that actually goes as planned. The visual reminder of the gospel and the cute children being there get the congregation every time. It