Sunday, April 09, 2006

Rearranging Lent—Palms and Crosses

There is a great deal of talk about those who attend church twice a year—Christmas and Easter. I’m noticing, however, that there are those who up attendance to three times. Palm Sunday seems to be itching its way towards the top of the list of most frequently attended Sunday services.

I’ve been thinking about the Palm/Easter visitors. While these people will attend both Sunday services, they tend to be absent at Maundy Thursday/Good Friday services. This means that they get the triumphal entry and the resurrection, but no cross.

Is this a problem? If it were up to you, would you keep with the traditional Lenten schedule, or would you adjust the reading to have a Sunday that focused solely on the death of Jesus?