Hello PCNQ Explorers
Have you noticed that March has 5 Wednesdays? Because we meet on the last Wednesday of each month, the next Explorers meeting will be
Wednesday 31st March
Merthyr Road Uniting Church Warner Hall, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm.
10 am for Eat, Meet and Greet.
10:30 am we start our exploring.
You may remember that Dr Cliff Hospital was to lead us in exploring the conversation around resurrection, but unfortunately Cliff has had unexpected surgery and will not be able to join us this month. Don’t worry! We will explore that later in the year.
It has taken me a while to get to sending this reminder as I have been pondering what we should delve into. Given that Sunday 28th will be celebrated as “Palm Sunday” in our churches, I thought it might be worthwhile fo think a little more about the significance of that day originally and what does it mean to us today. I am happy to facilitate our discussion, but I am not an expert, so I will be looking for your contribution to broaden our understanding.
Together let’s think about:
- What are your memories of Palm Sunday in your childhood?
- Are there some particularly creative experiences embedded in your memory?
- How have these experiences shaped your understanding of the significance of the Palm Sunday narrative?
- What new ideas do Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan introduce us to in their book “The Last Week”
- Hopefully we will be able to listen to Dom speaking about their thoughts about Palm Sunday
- Let’s explore any new understanding we might be able to discover that might have significance for us in 2021
Can you do some preparation by reading Matthew 21: 1 – 11, Mark 11: 1 – 11, Luke 19: 28 – 40, John 12: 12 – 19 and ponder the questions above? Listening to Dom Crossan will be dependent on me working out technology to get it from my iPhone out so everyone can hear it. I will be grateful if there is someone with some expertise who can contact me about that!
Do note: we are not meeting on Wednesday this week (24th), but I hope to see you next week (31st). If a few people could assist with the “eat” part of out gathering by bringing a small plate of food to share, that would be helpful. Tea and coffee will be available. As usual, you are invited to join a number of us for lunch at Moray Cafe if you are able to and as an extension of our time of fellowship.