Sunday Worship – 04/05/20

As you make your way through today’s worship service, instructions and suggestions will be included in italics. Get a cup of coffee and settle in for this time of worship with your community.

Foyer Conversation

Gathering Song FOR KIDS!

Don’t be a spoil sport! Do the actions!

More Kids’ Activities

Here are a few other activities for kids that you can download or access for this morning, including a couple printable coloring and activity pages:

Palm Sunday Craft Idea

Greet One Another

Take a couple minutes to reach out to those in your faith community with a call, a text, a video chat, an email, etc. Remember those who might be feeling alone and extend the peace of Christ to them.

Invocation Prayer and Call to Worship

Jesus, when you rode into Jerusalem the people waved palms with shouts of acclamation. Grant that when the shouting dies we may still walk beside you, even to a cross. Amen.

Pause for a moment of silence. Be still – as still as you are able. Take a few deep breaths… and then click to play the audio of the call to worship, reading along and joining together in one voice as God’s people.

Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!

Songs of Worship – “Let it Rise,” “Your Grace is Enough,” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name”

Let It Rise
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
Let the praises of our King rise among us
Let it rise, Oh let it rise

Oh let it rise!

Let the songs of our Lord rise among us
Let the songs of our Lord rise among us
Let the joy of our King rise among us
Let it rise

Oh let it rise

Your Grace is Enough
Great is your faithfulness oh God
You wrestle with the sinners heart
You lead us by still waters and to mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

So remember your people
Remember your children
Remember your promise, oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Great is your love and justice God
You use the weak to lead the strong
You lead us in the song of your salvation
And all your people sing along

All Hail the Pow’r of Jesus’ Name
All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name let angels prostrate fall
Bring forth the royal diadem and crown him Lord of all
Bring forth the royal diadem and crown him Lord of all

Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball
To him all majesty ascribe and crown him Lord of all
To him all majesty ascribe and crown him Lord of all

O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall
We’ll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all
We’ll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all

Giving and Giving Thanks

Take a minute to give thanks. If you are with others, have one person pray a simple prayer of thanksgiving. Clicking the buttons below will show you some info on how you can give to your church now.

Prayer for Offering

We bring what we have, God—our good intentions, our mixed motives, our small gifts. We offer them and we dare to affirm that they are received. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Scripture Readings – Psalm 77:1-2 and 7-9, Isaiah 50:4-5, and Philippians 2:5-8

Play the video, read the scriptures, and allow the questions to prompt some contemplation. Bring those thoughts to God as prayer.

Scripture Reading – Matthew 21:1-11

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!”

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

The Entry into Jerusalem – Giotto

Song of Worship – “Hosanna”

Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you
We turn to you
Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for you
We long for you

‘Cause when we see you we find strength to face the day
In your presence all our fears are washed away
Washed away

Hosanna! Hosanna!
You are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Come have your way among us
We welcome you here Lord Jesus

Hear the sound of hearts returning to you
We turn to you
In your kingdom broken lives are made new
You make us new

Sermon

Song of Response – “Hosanna to the King”

Hosanna to the King
How deep, how wide, is the love of Christ
How tender be his mercies
His faithfulness with the morning rise
In patience He does wait for me
How high above is your wisdom Lord
How great are thoughts of eternity
Wisdom and scorn bore the cross of Christ
And on that cross you thought of me
On that cross you thought of me

Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna to the King
Hosanna,  Hosanna
Hosanna to the King

What gracious heart has embraced the earth
What splendour robed in majesty
The Sacred One ever wrapped in light
Whose beacon ever shines on me
Whose beacon ever shines on me

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord Almighty
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord Almighty
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord

What vision calls out as deep to deep
What sight does the eye ever long to see?
What end lays hope for the weary plight
A God who will come and will set us free!

Announcements

  • To stay up to date, please, subscribe to your church’s email list by contacting the office.
  • If you missed the Bible Convo from this past Wednesday, check it out on this site. Read, Matthew 8-13, listen in to the conversation, and then contribute with your own thoughts in the comments or by engaging a friend. Next Bible Convo is next Wednesday (April 8) on Matthew 14-20.
  • Zoom Youth on Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00pm. The link will be the same as last week. Contact Erik if you’re having technical difficulties.
  • This Thursday is Maundy Thursday; there will be a family prayer for dinner and some suggestions for doing communion at home posted to this site. If you’re out to buy grocery supplies, pick up a bottle of wine or some grape juice and bread (or bake some at home – let’s be honest, most of you have the time…) to have communion from home.
  • There will also be a Good Friday liturgy posted on this site to help walk you through that day of remembering Jesus’ passion.
  • And Sunday is Easter! There will be a joyful Easter worship experience hosted here, and some downloadable resources for a sunrise service as well. And stay tuned to your church’s email and social media communication for other ways to engage during Holy Week.

Benediction

Doxology

Whether you are alone or with a few others, sing the doxology aloud to conclude your time of worship.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen

One thought on “Sunday Worship – 04/05/20

  1. Just want to extend a thank you for sharing your sermons and thoughts with us. Our family has been listening in since the start and even spent some time with your Wednesday bible study today…. yes a few days late!
    We are in transition right now finding a new Pastor for our church and so it has been a comfort to turn to leaders we know, trust and enjoy listening too!

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