Sunday Worship – 3/28/2021

Giving Thanks

Psalm 118 – the same psalm from which comes the Palm Sunday declaration of “Hosanna!” – begins with the words:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Take some time to give thanks for all the ways God shows his love to you. You’re encouraged write them out – make a list!

Song of Worship – “Hosanna”

Gavin – HCCC and Cody – FCC

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

Scripture Reading – Mark 11:1-10

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 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. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Hosanna!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Sermon – Mark 11:1-10

Gavin – HCCC

Reflection and Prayer

Consider the following questions prayerfully. Dialogue with God about them and respond in prayer.

What acts of simple, tangible, hands-on service is Jesus inviting you be part of as we near the celebration of Easter?

What does it look like for you to respond to the Good News of King Jesus in a genuine act of praise today?

Offering

An act of giving financially can be both an act of service and of worship. May God bless those who share and respond in this way.

Song of Response – “Hosanna to the King”

Cody – HCCC

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 LordAlmighty
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LordAlmighty
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!

Scripture Reading – Psalm 118:25-27

Lord, save us!
    Lord, grant us success!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    From the house of the Lord we bless you.
The Lord is God,
    and he has made his light shine on us.

Announcements for Holy Week

Maundy Thursday: We will be sending out some music and prayers to accompany your evening meal.
Good Friday: Faith Covenant and Holy Community will have a service of worship and prayer via ZOOM at 10:15am.
Easter Sunday: Check with your church (FCC or HCCC) for their service times and plans!

One More Song for the Road…

Jerry – HCCC

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