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Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church

Munchkin the Miniature Donkey was the guest of honor at the Palm Sunday parade and remembrance at First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs on Sunday, April 9, 2017. A donkey symbolizes Christ's humbleness as well as his coming in peace, as opposed to someone riding a steed of war. Earlier in the day, churchgoers walked around the church's block in downtown Colorado Springs with Munchkin to recreate Jesus' arrival and the beginning of Holy Week preceding his crucifixion and resurrection.

Palm Sunday
Munchkin the Miniature Donkey leads the Palm Sunday parade from First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The parade went around the block in downtown with stations representing stories about the life of Jesus. Palm Sunday falls on the Sunday before Easter and represents when Jesus rode a donkey into the holy city. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Carrying palms, Xander Gemm (top) and Nathaniel Gemm (bottom) rode on their father, Mike Gemm, into First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The family was participating in a parade around the block for Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday falls on the Sunday before Easter and represents when Jesus rode a donkey into the holy city and palms were laid on the road before him and waved in celebration. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Carrying palms, Xander Gemm (top) and Nathaniel Gemm (bottom) rode on their father, Mike Gemm, into First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The family was participating in a parade around the block for Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday falls on the Sunday before Easter and represents when Jesus rode a donkey into the holy city and palms were laid on the road before him and waved in celebration. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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Palm Sunday at First Congregational Church on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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