"I guess because I'm out declaring my beliefs and kind of ushering in this new religion into my life, but it was also just a warm and happy feeling that day because I was with everyone else from that community," she said.

Albright lives in the neighborhood behind St. Stephen with her husband and two daughters who attend church with her.

She said the response they received while waving the palms was amazing.

"All I saw were smiles, some honks, a lot of waves," Albright said.

"Even if people didn't share the beliefs, they were still waving and honking and smiling. It was nice. And it made me feel better about it, too," she said.

Jennifer Bertsch, president of the church council at the time the idea for procession of the palms was introduced, said she enjoys the procession and is glad it was repeated this year.

"The council thought it was a great idea, so we agreed to do it," Bertsch said.

She said it is a great opportunity for St. Stephen to show the surrounding community the church is alive and involved.

"I just think people can see that we're an active church, that we do things and we get out into the community," Bertsch said.

"Just making Christ's presence known to people who go by," she said.