This year’s problem of molded palms didn’t stop congregations all around Dallas from preparing their church for the day when Jesus victoriously rode into Jerusalem.
Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began sprucing their building several weeks ago with a facelift that included fresh paint and new carpet. The congregation pitched in to help with a true spring cleaning and readied the altar and fellowship hall with beautiful decorations in spite of a shortage of palms for Palm Sunday service and the luncheon afterwards—a Central tradition.
The Palm Sunday service included the message “Rediscovering Our Connectedness: Connecting to the Right Goals and Rewards” by Rev. Dr. Ken Crawford and a magnificent musical ministry with tenor Eran McGowan singing “The Holy City,” base Ed Morgan “The Palms” and the chancel choir performing “The Last Supper” from “Jesus Christ Super Star.”
A traditional Easter dinner of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, asparagus, deviled eggs and biscuits was prepared by Central members Nancy Anderton and Shelia Huffman. The Disciples Women contributed an incredible dessert smorgasbord to finish the meal.
Central will host a Seder meal during the service on Maundy Thursday and an Easter brunch prior to Easter morning worship in the sanctuary. For those who prefer a more casual, outdoor gathering on Easter— there will be a special service in Central’s Community dog park for guests and their dogs.
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