Palm Sunday Worship Bulletin, April 14, 2019

SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019

Palm Sun­day

PASTORAL GREETING

CHORAL INTROIT O Lord, Through­out These Forty Days

by David Ash­ley White 

PRELUDE A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God

Shep­herd and Friend by Michael Hel­man       Wes­ley Bell Ringers

WRITTEN WORD Luke 19.28–40

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The parade today is just the begin­ning of our hope.

Peo­ple: We wave our branch­es and shout “Hosan­na!”

Leader: But there will come a time of silence and of mourn­ing.

Peo­ple: Help us to be ready for that time, O Lord.

Leader: Blessed is Jesus, who came into Jerusalem on that day.

Peo­ple: Blessed is Jesus who comes into our hearts always. Amen.

PROCESSIONAL

#278 Hosan­na, Loud Hosan­na

#280 All Glo­ry, Laud, and Hon­or

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2108

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  

Gra­cious God, we thank you as we wit­ness once again your plan of sal­va­tion for all human­i­ty unfold. We are amazed at the crowd that gath­ered to wel­come him and join in the cel­e­bra­tion of him whom we know came in your name. May our hearts be filled with joy as we acknowl­edge how you have come into our hearts. We are blessed by the oppor­tu­ni­ty of grace and for­give­ness his death pro­vides us. We are hum­bled by the real­iza­tion that the many who sang his praise had con­flict­ing agen­das and ask that we might have only one agen­da – to fol­low you and wit­ness to the world that you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. As you entered Jerusalem, and cleansed the tem­ple, cleanse us, O Lord, that the sin­cer­i­ty of our offer­ing be true to your pur­pose for our lives. Amen!

OFFERING Her­zlich tut mich ver­lan­gen — Johann Got­tfried Walther

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS

DOXOLOGY

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER

#488 Jesus Remem­ber Me

Jesus, remem­ber me, when you come into your king­dom. 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

#488 Jesus Remem­ber Me

Jesus, remem­ber me, when you come into your king­dom.

SILENT PRAYERS

EXPLANATION OFTENEBRAE

IT IS FINISHED

A musi­cal ser­vice of Tene­brae by Mary McDon­ald

Ded­i­cat­ed by the chan­cel choir to hon­or the life of Vir­ginia Homan, pas­tor Brian’s moth­er, who died March 28, 2019.

Intro­duc­tion

The Lord’s Prayer

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 tres­pass­es as we for those who tres­pass against us. Lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil. For thine is the king­dom, and the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for­ev­er. Amen!

Med­i­ta­tion on What Won­drous Love

When I Sur­vey the Won­drous Cross

Extin­guish­ing the first can­dle

I Am Light, I Am Life, I Am Love

Let Us Break Bread Togeth­er on our knees. 

Let us break bread togeth­er on our knees. 

When I fall on my knees with my face to the ris­ing sun, 

O Lord, have mer­cy on me.

Extin­guish­ing the sec­ond can­dle

As You Will, It Will Be

Extin­guish­ing the third can­dle

O Sacred Head, Now Wound­ed

Extin­guish­ing the fourth can­dle

Let Him Be Cru­ci­fied

Extin­guish­ing the fifth can­dle

It is Fin­ished with  Were You There

Were you there when they cru­ci­fied my Lord? 

Were you there when they cru­ci­fied my Lord? 

Oh! Some­times it caus­es me to trem­ble, trem­ble, trem­ble. 

Were you there when they cru­ci­fied my Lord?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Oh! Some­times it caus­es me to trem­ble, trem­ble, trem­ble.

Extin­guish­ing the Christ’s Can­dle

RECESSION IN SILENCE

We leave this time of reflec­tion in silence in appre­ci­a­tion for the sac­ri­fice of Christ.