Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. As he rode into the city on a donkey, his followers spread palm branches at his feet and called him “Hosanna” or “savior.” Palm branches were considered symbols of victory and triumph at the time.
For those who missed our Palm Sunday service we have produced a video hosted on our YouTube channel. If you would like to find out more about St Mary’s you can email us or call in to say hello at the Church on Park Road in Camberley. Our Family Service starts at 10:30 on Sunday’s. We hope to welcome you soon.
John 12:12-19 NIV
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: 15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” 16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. 17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”
Family Fun at February’s Café Church
This months Café Church included waffles and pancakes and was enjoyed by everyone who joined us. Jess Newson organised a Nehemiah wall rebuilding show bringing adults and children together in a hilarious 20 minute sketch. The bible reading was read by Jimmy who was confident and received a huge round of applause. There was lots of activities on hand and included word searches and the Sunday papers to keep everyone entertained.
To find out more about our monthly Café Church, please visit our page for more information. It takes place every month at 10:30 in the Hall at St Mary’s on Park Road in Camberley.
Prayer and Praise – St Paul’s Camberley hosted a special Prayer and Praise service which brought the Churches in Camberley and Frimley together for an extended evening of worship. The evening was informal, relaxed and fun with Andrew Knowles providing a talk on invitation, Churches together and Alpha. Encouraging testimonies were provided by two of St Mary’s congregation about their personal Christian journeys and several events were spoken about where everyone will be able to invite someone along to.
The worship songs were modern and uplifting, made exceptionally special by the band who were brilliant. It felt like a music concert and the packed church really came alive to fill the Church with wonderful song.
Further details on future Churches Together events will be provided on our Events Calendar page, however if you want further information beforehand then please contact the St Mary’s Office by using our contact form.
The aim of Churches Together in Camberley (CTC) is to build better relationships and to play our part in building better relationships between different parts of the community, different nationalities living in Camberley, different churches and, above all, building better relationships between ourselves and God.
I was trawling through Worship songs this evening and came across one that we regularly sing at our Family Service at 10:45 on Sunday’s. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! If you’re new to the area or wanting to find out more then please feel free to join us at one of our services.
The Reverend Tim Hughes is a British worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, and heads up Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre. he was ordained into the Anglican church on 29 June 2013 at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
Tim’s songs are published in the UK by Survivor Records and distributed globally by EMI CMG, a major music label documented as market share leader from 1998–2009. He has recorded and released five albums: Here I Am to Worship in 2001, When Silence Falls in 2004, Holding Nothing Back in 2007, Happy Day in 2009, and Love Shine Through in 2011
You can follow Tim’s twitter feed by going to https://twitter.com/timhughes77
On Sunday 3rd January our Tech Team played us “Everything” by Tim Hughes. We’ve added it here for your enjoyment