April 9, 2017
9:30 & 11:00 AM
PRELUDE Fantasia super Valet will ich dir geben (B‑dur) BWV 735 — J S Bach
INTROIT (9:30) O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days — David Ashley White
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Look! He is coming! The King of all creation is riding into Jerusalem!
P: He is seated on a donkey’s back! He does not look like royalty.
L: Yet the crowds cheer and wave branches from the palm trees.
P: Is he riding into a royal welcome or to condemnation?
L: Let us join the celebration and raise our voices to welcome the Lord of Life!
P: Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. AMEN.
*CHILDREN PROCESSION HYMN No. 278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2108 (FWS) O How He Loves You and Me
L: How bold of Jesus to ride into Jerusalem at the holy time of Passover. He rode as a humble king. We hoped it was to claim the throne; but it was to claim our lives.
P: Lord Jesus, let us walk with you, the path to the cross.
L: Each day as he taught, he was reminded of the faithless of those in power. He saw corruption and oppression at every turn in the Temple.
P: Lord Jesus, let us be aware of the seductiveness of power as we walk with you on the path to the cross.
L: At supper one evening, he discharged one of his disciples, Judas, to go and do what he felt he must do. For the others he gave a precious reminder of his love through the washing of their feet and through the sacrament of bread and wine.
P: Lord Jesus, cleanse us and make us whole; feed us the bread of life that we might be healed and strengthened.
L: From the cross he forgave the executioners and welcomed a thief to Paradise.
P: Lord Jesus, forgive us our trespasses and welcome us as repentant people into your paradise. AMEN.
HYMN No. 297 Beneath The Cross of Jesus
by Gabriel Faure
Presented in loving memory of David Fulmer
Introit and Kyrie — Choir
Offertory — Baritone Solo & Choir
Sanctus — Choir
Pie Jesu — Soprano Solo
Agnus Dei — Choir
Libera Me - Baritone Solo & Choir
In Paradisum — Choir
Director Nancy B. James
Organist Bill Young
Soprano Solo Melanie Brunet-Relyea Baritone Solo Easton Clark Violinist Martiros Shakhzadyan
THE WRITTEN WORD John 12. 12–16
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Dealing with Our Disappointments with Prayer
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
The Holy City - F.E. Weatherly and Stephanie Adams Nancy B. James, soprano
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS Worthy Is The Lamb Of God
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORDS PRAYER
BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Valet will ich dir geben (D‑dur) BWV 736 — J S Bach
*Please stand as you are able
Please join us in Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshments following worship.