- Last Updated on 10:04 AM 03/29/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
This Sunday at 10 a.m. churches of the South Boston area will gather for the annual Palm Sunday processional.
Since the 1980s, friends and family have gathered for a remembrance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Gathering at the old clinic building on North Main Street for a devotional and explanation of Palm Sunday, the group will walk down the street waving palm branches and singing hymns. They will stop at the corner of Second Street and North Main Street, share a closing time of worship, and then the people will go to their own churches for worship.
Everyone is invited to share in this important event for South Boston, and for Christians all over the world. The actual march begins at 10:20 a.m. and concludes at 10:40 a.m.
The event is sponsored by Ash Avenue Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Main Street United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church. Participating, pastors will be Dave Anderson, John Eure, Russell Lee, and Ed Rigg.
The public is invited to join other Christians to remember and rejoice in the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago to accomplish salvation for all who believe.
Palm Sunday is also called Passion Sunday. Christians celebrate the fact that the Savior has come and are sad that he has to suffer and die.