Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday

Organ Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements                                                               John Strawbridge

 

Choral Introit Hosanna! (Christian Gregor)

Hosanna! Blessed is He that comes! Hosanna in the highest!

 

Opening Prayer                                                                                               John Strawbridge

 

Opening Hymn All Glory, Laud, and Honor

1.All glory, laud, and honor
To thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.
Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David’s royal Son,
Who in the Lord’s name comest,
The King and Blessed One.

2.The company of angels
Are praising thee on high,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.
The people of the Hebrews
With palms before thee went;
Our praise and love and anthems
Before thee we present.

3.To thee, before thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.
Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the love we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.

 

Epistle Lesson                                                                                        Philippians 2:5-11 (NIV)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
THE WORD OF GOD

 

Sharing Joys and Concerns                                                                       Rev. Debbie Scott
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

 

Choral Response Cares Chorus                                                                               TFWS 2215

I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet
And any time I don’t know just what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon You.

 

Gospel Lesson                                                                                          Matthew 21:1-11 (NIV)

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. 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.”

 

The Word of God for the people of God

 

Sermon “A Grand Entrance on the Back of a Donkey”                Rev. Debbie Scott

 

Invitation to Offering

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Offertory Lift Up Your Heads (Larson)

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
behold, the King of glory waits;
the King of kings is drawing near;
the Savior of the world is here!
A Helper just He comes to thee,
His chariot is humility, His kingly crown is holiness,
His scepter, pity in distress.
O blest the land, the city blest,
where Christ the Ruler is confessed!
O happy hearts and happy homes
to whom this King in triumph comes!
Fling wide the portals of your heart;
make it a temple, set apart from earthly use for heaven’s employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

Offering Prayer                                                                                               John Strawbridge

 

Closing Hymn Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

1 Hosanna, loud hosanna
the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple
the lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them,
close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises,
the simplest and the best.

2 From Olivet they followed
mid an exultant crowd,
the victory palm branch waving,
and chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven
rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children
should on his bidding wait.

3 “Hosanna in the highest!”
That ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
the Lord of heaven, our King.
O may we ever praise him
with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence
eternally rejoice.

Benediction

Go forth in celebration remembering how quickly we change.
We reject tomorrow the one whom we embrace today.
Go forth in joy. Knowing God is with us. The suffering is not in vain. Amen.

 

Choral Response Ride On, King Jesus! (Spiritual)

Ride on, King Jesus! No-one can hinder Him!

 

Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

 

Organ Postlude

 

 

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