Horizon Church is an international church located in Jaco, Costa Rica.  Our vision is to know God and make Him known in Jaco and around the world. We exist to know God, love God, and serve God. 


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Palm Sunday Service

“They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!" John 12:13

Palm Sunday is significant because it marks the beginning of Holy Week, that very important day when Jesus began His journey toward the cross.

In each of the gospels, we find the story of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The people cut palm branches and waved them in the air, then laid them out on the ground before Him as He rode into the city. The palm branch is known to represent goodness and victory, symbolic of the final victory He would soon fulfill over sin and death.

But no one knew the full story then. They had no idea what would soon transpire…

As they called out, "Hosanna!" they were hailing Christ as King. That word means "to save now," and though in their own minds they eagerly waited for an earthly king, God had a different plan in store. He was providing a way to set us free…eternally.

This is the greatness of why we celebrate this week. Because of Christ's ultimate sacrifice and victory, we too are more than conquerors, and set free through Him.


Dear God,

Thank you for sending your Son and paving the way for our lives to be set free through Jesus' death on the cross. Thank you for what this day stands for - the beginning of Holy Week, the start of the journey towards the power of the cross, the victory of the Resurrection, and the rich truth that Jesus truly is our King of Kings.

Thank you that your ways are far greater than our ways, your thoughts far deeper than our thoughts. Thank you that you had a plan to redeem. Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you that your face is towards the righteous, and you hear our prayers, and know our hearts. Help us to stay strong and true to you. Help us not to follow after the voice of the crowds, but to press in close to you, to hear your whispers, and seek after you alone.

"Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord..."


Horizon Kids Corner

Help your children follow Jesus.

Horizon Kids is all about making the weekend worship experience exciting for the whole family. By sharing resources and providing valuable encouragement, we want you to feel empowered to lead your children every week.

Palm Sunday Kid's Corner Activities

Click the Easter Video above to for

Horizon Kids to watch 

and learn about the Easter Story.

Palm Sunday Interactive Worksheets
These worksheets re-tell the Palm Sunday Story

and provide activities for your child to do. 

Click the links below. 

Ages 3-5 - Lesson 1 / pgs. 1-2
Ages 6-8 - Lesson 1 / pgs. 1-2

Ages 9-11 - Lesson 1 / pgs. 1-2

Horizon Kids Ministry has provided devotionals each day of Holy Week as we journey together towards the empty tomb. You can find all the resources by visiting the Facebook page below.

You can watch the Palm Sunday Message by click the video above.  If you happen to click after 10am you can drag and scroll to the beginning to make sure you don't miss anything.  We are excited to have you join us virtually this morning

Traducción | En Español

Palm Sunday 5 April 2020Pastor Daniel Barrett
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Scripture for Reflection

Meditate on one or more of these verses

"As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”  This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 

"Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey,    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,   

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”   
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”  

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

- Matthew 21:1-11

 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. 

Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  
“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”   
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

- Mark 1:1-11

"Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him. The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”   
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”

Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:

“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

- John 12:9-19


Keep up with all that is happening during this time. 

Horizon Church Campus will be closed all week in compliance with Jaco authorities.  If you need special assistance, please contact us by filling out the connect form below and one of our ministry leaders will get in contact. 

  • Each ministry is planning on having Virtual Meetings throughout the week on "Zoom", "YouTube Live", and "Facebook Live". Please stay connected with each leader to find out more details.

    • Monday| Women's Bible Study "check-in" with Brittany from 10:00am-10:40am.  

    • Tuesday| Women's Bible Study with Sarah at 6:30pm.  

    • Thursday| Horizon Youth Group with Todd and Alicia Yancey.  All students are invited to join in at 5pm.  

    • Friday| Co -Ed Bible Study with Stephanie Craig at 4pm.

  • Corporate Prayer this Wednesday @12pm.  Join us on Facebook Live this Wednesday for a time of prayer and encouragement from one of our ministry leaders. 

  • We are continuing to work with the town of Jaco to provide food, prenatal and medical supplies to those in need.  If you would like more information about how to responsibly serve with us, please contact us below.  If you are in personal need, please fill out our Connect Form located aboveand one of our ministry leaders will connect with you.