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Sunday of April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday

 Welcome and Announcements

Centering Moment

Ride on, King Jesus,
No man can a-hinder me.

~ Traditional Negro Spiritual ~

Opening Hymn      “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" 
                                                
UMH #278

verses 1-3

  1. Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
    through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang.

To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.

 

  1. From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,
    the victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.

The Lord of earth and heaven rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children should on his bidding wait.

 

  1. “Hosanna in the highest!” that ancient song we sing,
    for Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven our King.

O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence eternally rejoice!

Morning Prayer                                   Rev. Lea M. Booth

Almighty God, you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to suffer death on the cross. Grant that we may share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Joys and Concerns               

Prayer of Confession                         Rev. Lea M. Booth

God of strength and mercy, by the suffering and death of your Son, free us from slavery to sin and death and protect us in all our weakness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pastoral and 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 forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 The Good News!               Matthew 21:1-17

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.”

Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. He said to them, “It is written,

‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’;
    but you are making it a den of robbers.”

The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing things that he did, and heard the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became angry and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,

‘Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies
    you have prepared praise for yourself’?”

He left them, went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

Witness                                 “The Lord Needs Us!”

The Rev. Philip B. Wood

Hymn of Affirmation  “Were You There” UMH #288

(verses 1-3, 5)

  1. Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
    (were you there)
    Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
    (were you there)

Refrain

Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (were you there)

  1. Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
    (were you there)
    Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
    (were you there)

Refrain

Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
(were you there)

  1. Were you there when they pierced him in the side?
    (were you there)
    Were you there when they pierced him in the side?
    (were you there)

Refrain

Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they pierced him in the side?
(were you there)

  1. Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
    (were you there)
    Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
    (were you there)

Refrain

Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
(were you there)

 Announcement from
                Staff Parish Relations Committee                      

  Rod Betts

Final Blessing