Columbia Hope Church congregation celebrates its first Easter

Sunday, April 12, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 11:25 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 14, 2010

COLUMBIA — Holy Week at Columbia Hope Episcopal Church began as the congregation gathered outside on a chilly Passion Sunday, green palm fronds thrust skyward, singing “Amen!” in commemoration of Jesus’ return to Jerusalem before he was crucified.