Palm/Passion Sunday 

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

(Luke 19, Luke 22 & 23)    Pastor Bob

Exaltation and joy. Passover sacrifice and betrayal. Death and life. Such is the terrain of Holy Week. Such are the waters that sweep us through the holy mystery of our faith – the waters that reveal the joy and the cost of discipleship. (B.J.Beu)

PROCLAMATION OF THE ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM

(Luke 19: 28-40)

Jean Kelly – Liturgist

HYMN:        Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

UMC Hymnal    #641

OPENING PRAYER

Unison

Jean Kelly – Liturgist

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 ever. Amen.

EPISTLE LESSON

(Philippians 2: 5-11)

Jean Kelly – Liturgist

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Sweet Hour of Prayer

vs 1

Barbara Houser

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE    Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD'S PRAYER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

THE PASSION STORY

  

Luke 22: 14-23

Hymn - Eat This Bread - UMC Hymnal #628

READINGS 1 & 2

Hymn - Go to Dark Gethsemane vs 1

UMC Hymnal #290

READINGS 3 & 4

Hymn - Oh What Wondrous Love is This vs 1 & 2

UMC Hymnal #292

READINGS 5 - 8

Hymn - Go to Dark Gethsemane vs 2

UMC Hymnal #290

READINGS 9 - 11

Hymn - Jesus, Remember Me (2 times)

A Capela

READINGS 12 - 16

Hymn - The Old Rugged Cross vs 1 & 2

UMC Hymnal #504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITATION TO OFFERING       Pastor Bob

God has given us everything. Let us return but a portion of all 
that we has been given back to God. Give as you are called and as you are able.

 

OFFERTORY        In Christ Alone

Barbara Houser

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING

Unison

Jesus came as our king, to share himself with the world. 
The one that was the greatest among us became the least for us and our salvation. Our servant king humbled himself to sustain our weary souls. Receive the gifts we bring before you this day, that the whole world may know the glory and power of your kingdom. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Amen

SENDING FORTH HYMN:

The Old Rugged Cross vs 3 & 4

UMC Hymnal    #504

BENEDICTION

(ILuke 19, Luke 22 & 23)    Pastor Bob

On the back of a donkey, Jesus came to bless us. 
With love in his heart, Jesus came to save us. From the power of death, Jesus came to free us. Go with the blessings of God’s anointed. 

 

DEPART IN PEACE... SHALOM.

BENEDICTION HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMC Hymnal    #431