Posted by: mcgurker | January 20, 2010

Eco Palms for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday, March 28th may seem like a long time from now, but it’s time to order your eco-palms now.

Why?

To avoid over harvesting and clear cutting God’s forest, eco-palms are not harvested until they are ordered. To ensure yours are ready for Palm Sunday, you should place your order soon.

Why eco-palms?

Reading Luke’s story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19: 28-40), I am struck by Jesus’ words to the Pharisees who tell him to order  his disciples to stop shouting “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven”.  Jesus responds, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” All of God’s Creation worships God!

Our worship of God should not silence the praise of God’s Creation or our neighbors. By purchasing eco-palms we can take a step toward praising God in chorus with Gods entire Creation because forests are not clear cut, not toxic pesticides or fertilizers are used and workers are treated well and earn a fair wage.

How?

www.ecopalms.org is now excepting orders for eco-palms.  They Partner with Lutheran World Relief, the EcoPalm Project of the PCUSA, and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

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