The Triumphal Entry

Dr. Jonathan Sloan gives a message of Hope in times where we feel like things just aren’t how they should be. Based Matthew 21:1-11

The Service for the Lord’s Day
April 5, 2020    10:30 am
Palm Sunday
“Triumph in the City”

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Today’s Audio Recording of the Full Service

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WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE

Prelude                                     “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”                              arr. G Sprunger

“Hallelujah. What a Savior”                            arr. G Sprunger

“Ride On, King Jesus!”                                arr. G Sprunger

 

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Hymn                                “Come Now Is The Time To Worship”                    B Doerksen

 

Come, now is the time to worship

Come, now is the time to give your heart

Come, just as you are to worship

Come, just as you are before your God

Come

 

One day ev’ry tongue will confess You are God

One day ev’ry knee will bow

Still the greatest treasure remains for those

Who gladly choose you now

 

Come, now is the time to worship

Come, now is the time to give your heart

Come, just as you are to worship

Come, just as you are before your God

Come

 

One day ev’ry tongue will confess You are God

One day ev’ry knee will bow

Still the greatest treasure remains for those,

Who gladly choose you now

 

One day ev’ry tongue will confess You are God

One day ev’ry knee will bow

Still the greatest treasure remains for those,

Who gladly choose you now

 

Come, now is the time to worship

Come, now is the time to give your heart

Come, just as you are to worship

Come, just as you are before your God

 

Come

Come

Come

 

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Call to Worship                                                                                                       AJ Baratta

Leader:     We gather this morning in excited expectation and shouts of hosanna.

People:    We know that Jesus is coming!

Leader:     The Savior that we prayed for and waited for is finally here.

People:    He enters our towns, our homes, our lives and our hearts.                            

       Leader:     Just as the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem united the people looking for

a King, He continues to bring us together, even when we are physically apart.

ALL:        Hosanna!  Let us worship God!

 

Hymn #197                          “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

 

Hosanna, loud Hosanna, the little children sang;

Through pillared court and temple the joyful anthem rang.

To Jesus, who had blessed them, close folded to his breast,

The children sang their praises, the simplest and the best

 

From Olivet they followed ‘mid an exultant crowd,

The victor 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.

 

“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.

 

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

            Dear Lord, we ask You to help us, we beg You to intercede, and we believe that You will; yet we too often doubt You.  We know Your power and dominion, but often expect magic instead of strength, easy solutions instead of hard work and instant change instead of steady progress.  Help us to recognize You not for what You can do for us, but what You came to do for everyone…

(Silent time of prayer)

 

Assurance of Pardon

Leader:     Even when our cries of joy and adoration turn into shouts of anger and

distrust, Jesus enters our lives as the Most High and grants us love,

mercy and forgiveness..

ALL:        Thanks be to God!

 

The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

 

Message               “Triumph in the City”                  Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

21 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, “Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you,     humble, and mounted on a donkey,  and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Hymn #198                         “Ride On!  Ride On in Majesty!”

 

Ride On!  Ride on in Majesty! 

Hark! All the tribes hosanna cry;

Thy humble beast pursues its road

With palm and scattered garments strowed.

 

Ride On!  Ride on in Majesty! 

In the lowly pomp ride on to die;

O Christ, they triumphs now begin

O’er captive death and conquered sin.

 

Ride On!  Ride on in Majesty!

The hosts of angels in the sky

Look down with sad and wondering eyes

To see the approaching sacrifice. 

 

Ride On!  Ride on in Majesty! 

In lowly pomp ride on to die;

how thy meek head To mortal pain

then take, O God, thy power and reign

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Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy

will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

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Offertory Anthem                           “Longing”                                            arr. G Sprunger

 

Prayer of Dedication

 

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

Hymn                                “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”                          M Redman

 

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Oh my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

 

The sun comes up

It’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass

And whatever lies before me

Let me be singing

When the evening comes

 

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Oh my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

 

You’re rich in love

And You’re slow to anger

Your name is great

And Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness

I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons

For my heart to find

 

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Oh my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

 

And on that day

When my strength is failing

The end draws near

And my time has come

Still my soul will

Sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years

And then forevermore

 

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Oh my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

 

I’ll worship Your Holy name

I’ll worship Your Holy name

God, I’ll worship Your Holy name

 

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

I’ll worship Your Holy name

God, I’ll worship Your Holy name

 

Benediction

Benediction Response    “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”                               arr. L Mason

 

Blest be the tie that binds     

our hearts in Christian love.

The fellowship of kindred minds

is like to that above.

 

When we are called to part,

it gives us inward pain;

but we shall still be joined in heart,

and hope to meet again.

 

Postlude                                       “Fling Open the Gates”                                            J Stainer

 

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As you sign off today, know that no matter what is happening in your life, do not worry!  The Savior has made His triumphant entrance!