West End United Methodist Church

Staying Awake

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Palm sunday, Sermon, Sunday service

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday and with it the beginning of Passion Week, with its deep lows after the high celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  In fact, at our current time with social distancing and restrictions on gathering, the threat and reality of grave illness, and the effect on individuals and the economy, the scene of Jesus in agony in the garden after the Last Supper seems closer to us than it ever has.  And maybe that is cause for us to hope and to have faith rather than to despair.  (NOTE: We usually post the 11 o’clock service, but with the COVID-19 threat we are having only the 8:45 service today, with no one in the congregation, so that is the service we are posting.  NOTE:  Although the video begins with the sermon, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.)


  • Matthew :21:1-3, 6-9
  • Matthew :26:17-19, 26-29
  • Matthew :26:30, 36-46
  • Matthew :27:1-2


Early Service Bulletin 4/5/2020