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Palm Sunday comes to life

Zion Lutheran Church members re-enact the Biblical story of Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Jim Krueger portrayed Jesus. Gina Dahlen helped lead his horse through a crowd of people waving palm branches. Dahlen and her husband, Doug, owners of White Horse Ranch, provided the horses and a donkey. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)

Palm Sunday, Jesus Christ's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, was was re-enacted at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria today, April 14.

It's part of "History on 3rd" — formerly known as the Passion Drama — that is taking place outside the church along Third Avenue. Five scenes are being presented.

The Palm Suday scene will continue through 3 p.m. today. Remaining scenes include:

• The Crucifixion — Friday, April 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Guarding of the Tomb — Friday, April 19 from 1 p.m. through Easter morning.

• His Ascension — Thursday, May 30 from 4-7 p.m.

Scenes will be presented in a drive-by manner but all are welcome to park at Zion Lutheran, 300 Lake Street, and walk over to view the scenes with narration on the lawn of Third Avenue.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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