posted by Kat Lehman
written by Joe Jackloski
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Kingston, Pennsylvania
Re-enacting Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, parishioners and friends of Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston will gather for a grand Procession of the Palms around the parish neighborhood at 9:00 a.m. on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010.
Leading the procession will be Henry, a 15 year-old therapy donkey depicting how Christ entered Jerusalem. The procession will end at Grace Episcopal Church's great steps as children spread palms for the triumphal entrance and the celebration of the Eucharist to follow. Henry is one of three therapy donkeys from Young’s Funny Farm, a non-profit organization in Berwick. Henry was adopted from the Bureau of Land Management's Adopt a Wild Horse & Burro program and was obtained in Nevada in 1995.
"Come and see!" In the Gospel of John (John 1.38-39) two disciples of John the Baptizer follow after Jesus and ask him, "Rabbi, where are you staying?" Jesus replies, "Come and see." Father Hartman said that, “When I think about how best to describe Grace Episcopal Church I can think of nothing better to say than, ‘Come and see!’”
Grace Church, for over 118 years, has been the Episcopal presence in Kingston and remains a vibrant faith community today. With its mission, “To love one another and those around us,” Grace opens its big red doors as a neighborhood and community church. ‘Come and see!’
[H/T to Joe Jackloski for posting this to the Bakery list]
Photo by Neil A. Young