Sturgeon United Methodist celebrates Palm Sunday in spite of disappointing congregation numbers

April 18, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Sturgeon United Methodist pastor Mike Wills scattered palm leaves down the church aisle April 13 on Palm Sunday. Wills said when he began preaching at Sturgeon, the small congregation size was a topic of discussion, but now, he's trying to focus more on loving the congregation as it is. "You can look at it form a distance and say, hey, you've got 14 in worship, you might as well shut it down. There's this mindset of the world which is to look at things and judge based on criteria of what the word says they're supposed to be, and God's like, 'Get rid of that.'"