Happy Palm Sunday!
Palm Sunday Reflections: Lent 2020 is almost over! On Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus' Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem and we kick off Holy Week. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on that fateful day to liberate every single person from death, Hell, Satan, Satan's demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their own personal sins. Jesus wants to save everyone and He wants to save you. Glory to Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit for the Free Gift of Salvation, which Jesus won on the True Cross at Calvary and which Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit freely give in the waters of Holy Baptism. This Holy Week, we shall be looking at Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Then on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Literal Resurrection of Jesus from the dead and we shall celebrate the end of Lent 2020.
Let us read at Matthew 21:1-11:
"21 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 Saying unto them, 'Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto Me. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, 'The Lord hath need of them;'' and straightway He will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet, saying, '5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion (Zion), Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.' 6 And the disciples went and did, as Jesus commanded them, 7 And brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes, that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, 'Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He, That cometh in the Name of the LORD; Hosanna in the highest.' 10 And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, 'Who is this?' 11 And the multitude said, 'This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee'" (KJV 1611).
April 2020 Book Signings:
1. I'll be having a book at The Menagerie at 1178 Indiana Avenue in the St. Marys Business Complex in St. Marys, Ohio on Saturday April 4, 2020 from 11 AM to 5 PM. (This event is postponed due to my car needing repaired.)
2. I'll be having a book signing at the 2020 Arts Place Literature Festival held in Dicke Hall at Wright State Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio on Saturday April 18, 2020 from 9 AM to noon. (There is some uncertainty about the 2020 Arts Place Literature Festival taking place as scheduled, so I might have to go elsewhere.)
October 2020 Book Signing(s):
1. I'll be having a book signing at the Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show at the Vaughnsville Community Center in Vaughnsville from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show: I will be hosting the 2020 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday October 31, 2020 from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Vaughnsville Community Center on State Route 12 in Vaughnsville, Ohio. I'm looking for vendors to come and sell their merchandise. I'm pretty much open to anything legal and clean, but homemade baked goods and craft items are preferred. Please see my "2020 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show: Vendor Entry Form" blog post for more information:
My Green Irish Angel Statues: My Green Irish Angel Statues are really cute! They are only $1 each and they make great gifts. I have three kinds: 1. Cross-Bearing Angels, 2. Praying Angels, and 3. Angels Holding Butterflies. I like the Cross-Bearing Angels the best, because they are carrying Crosses. Each one bearing a Cross reminds us, that Jesus died on the True Cross to save every single person from death, Hell, Satan, Satan's Demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their personal sins. They're available exclusively at Jen's Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on the corner High Street and Chestnut Street in between Circle K Gas Station and Zion Lutheran Church (NALC) in St. Marys, Ohio.
Stores Carrying My Books: My books, which I’ve written and published, are also available at the following stores: Brunner News Agency on Flanders Avenue in Lima, Ohio, Jen’s Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on High Street in St. Marys, Ohio, The Menagerie at 1178 Indiana Avenue in the St. Marys Business Complex in St. Marys, Ohio, Readmore Hallmark Stores out at Eastgate Plaza and on Elm Street in Lima, Ohio, Wagner’s IGA Grocery Store in Minster, Ohio, and in the Shop section of my website ohioirishlutheranpress.com .
Thank you, Lenten Greetings, and Palm Sunday!
James W. O’Flannery, President and Founder of Ohio Irish Lutheran Press (OIL Press)