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March 28, 2021
11:00A.M.
Palm Sunday

Organ Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements                                   John Strawbridge

 

 

Choral Introit Hosanna! (Christian Gregor)

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

 

Call to Worship

L: The people welcomed Jesus into their midst. Their hosannas rang out,
they called upon him as a savior, a mighty king.
P: They hoped that the he would cast the oppressors out of their land and bring the nation glory and honor.
L: It was a special moment – a time of celebration, a time of anticipation, a time when people felt that they would receive a new life.
P: We join the happy throng that gathers to honor Jesus!
L: Come! From your busy homes and places of business.
P: We put down our work in joyful celebration!
L: Come! Lay down your sorrows and worries,
P: We turn our eyes toward the Savior whom God has sent!
L: Let all join in joyful praise.
P: Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is Jesus Christ, who comes in God’s name. Amen.

 

Opening Hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”          UMH 280 Vs. 1, 4 & 5

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

4. Refrain
To Thee, before Thy passion,
they sang their hymns of praise;
to thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise.

5. Refrain
Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.
Refrain

 

Epistle Lesson                                                             Philippians 2:5-11 (NIV)

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 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.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The Word of God ….Thanks be to God

 

Sharing Joys and Concerns
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 Mark 11:1-11 (NIV)

11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 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. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’” 4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5 some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” 10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 11 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.
The Word of God for the people of God…Thanks Be to God

 

Sermon “Jesus Enters Jerusalem”                               Rev. Debbie Scott

 

Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving

 

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   All

Bless these gifts and our lives, O God, for we offer them in the name of Jesus, our Lord. He emptied himself that we might be filled. He humbled himself that we might be lifted up. We pray these gifts be used to proclaim the gospel which fills lives that are empty and lifts up those who need help. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

 

Closing Hymn Hosanna, Loud Hosanna                    UMH 278 Vs, 1-3

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

L: When you leave this gathering, sing hosannas. Carry their glad cry into this new week.
P: However popular or unpopular the cause, we wish to follow Jesus Christ.
L: God overlooks our past and sends us into the world as representatives of the good news.
P: God in Christ is bringing wholeness to our lives and giving us opportunities to minister to others.
L: We have been commissioned and empowered to make a difference in the quality of life around us.
P: Hosanna! Blessed are all who go forth to serve. Glory to God in the highest!

 

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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