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Palm Sunday Procession for Peace

Palm Sunday Procession for Peace

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 6:30pm

Service:  3:45 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Gather at 2:30 at the west side of the Capitol, and proceed to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6th and Park Street

The Service will feature the Rev. Denny Coon, Director of Bidwell Riverside Center, as the Keynote Speaker

Please consider putting this dramatic teaching, proclamation and action event on your church  or organization calendar and your personal calendar as a major part of observing Holy Week. 

This ecumenical service is one of a series organized over the last several years by the D.M. Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace.  (The first was in November 2002, praying and urging, Don’t attack Iraq.) This is a time to lament the terrible losses of war, pray for peace, and re-commit ourselves to the cause of peace-making. 

We're inviting congregations, peace and justice committees, and other organizations to co-sponsor this event.  Co-sponsors are asked to publicize, participate and promote the service.  You are invited to bring a banner with one of the Biblical themes capturing the call to be peace-makers.  Financial contributions of $25.00 or $50.00 to help cover expenses are greatly appreciated, but not required.  Checks may be made out to DMARC, with Palm Sunday Service in the memo line.  They can be mailed to Elsie Naylor, 5834 Boston Ave., Des Moines, IA 50322.  Deadline is March 31st.  Please contact us if you would like to join in the planning. 

To co-sponsor, sign up, volunteer, or get more information, please contact Chet Guinn at: 282-8054 or Eloise Cranke by email at:


State Capitol, west steps
E. 9th and Grand
Des Moines , IA