The Service for the Lord’s Day: “Who We Are: Proclaimers”
Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 10:30 a.m.
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE
“Meditations on the Love of God” arr. R Bonam
“Triumphal Entry” arr. P Drennan
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*The Greeting and Welcoming of One Another
(There are no strangers in God’s House, just friends we have not yet met.
Greet your neighbor with Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)
Processional Hymn #196 “All Glory, Laud and Honor”
Children’s Procession of the Palms
Children’s Choir “The Hosanna Song” P Carlson
*Call to Worship AJ Baratta
Leader: We gather this morning to praise the Lord;
People: glorifying Him and proclaiming Jesus the Son of God!
Leader: We wave our palms and shout Hosanna;
People: declaring to all who will hear, He is the Messiah.
Leader: When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He was met with cries of elation and
tears of joy from all who recognized His power. Let us always welcome
the Lord, our God, with unending celebration.
ALL: Hosanna, Hosanna!
*Hymn “Shout to the Lord” Zschech
*Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Dear Lord, we claim to love You above all others, while excluding You from our lives. We boast that we are not ashamed of the Gospel, but do so in whispers and silent prayers. We boldly proclaim Your authority, but only to those we are certain will agree. Help us to be courageous and fearless in our praise. Let our faithful voices rise above the uncertainty of the world. Let our confidence in You clearly and loudly resound in our lives…(Silent time of prayer)
*Assurance of Pardon
Leader: God hears our pleas for forgiveness even when we are silenced by fear.
God grants us mercy and gives us hope. Shout to the Lord, for He is good
and His mercy endures forever.
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
After the Children’s Message, preschoolers through 1st graders may continue to Millard Hall for Children’s Church. All other students are asked to remain in worship.
Anthem “Praise and Exaltation” J Martin
Message “Who We Are: Proclaimers” Dr. Jennifer Blake
Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
28 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 32 So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35 Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38 saying,
“Blessed is the king
who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
and glory in the highest heaven!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
Hymn “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”
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.
Offertory Anthem “Healing is in Your Hands” Nockels
Amy Smith, soloist
*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)
*Prayer of Dedication
WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
*Hymn “Build Your Kingdom Here” Rend Collective
Postlude “Fling Wide the Gates” arr. R Wilson
Please join us for these special Holy Week Services:
April 18: Maundy Thursday
Worship with Communion at 6:30 pm
“Living Last Supper”
April 19: Good Friday
Worship at 6:30 pm
April 21: Easter Sunday
Worship at 10:30 am
Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ