Sixth Sunday in Lent
We Gather as the Body of Christ
and FUNNY STORY
(Psalm 118, Matthew 21)
On the back of the donkey, Jesus came to save us. On the road to
Jerusalem, Jesus came to heal us. In the joy of laughing children and the shouts of loud hosanna, Jesus came to show us the way.
Proclamation of the Entrance into Jerusa
Hear the Gospel according to Matthew 21:1-11 as how our Lord Jesus entered Jerusalem.
The People’s Response
Hosanna to the Son of David!
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!
HYMN: Mantos y Palmas (Filled with Excitement)
UMC Hymnal #279
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Passion/ Palm Sunday
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.
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob
PREPARATION to PRAYER
I Love You, Lord
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
TFWS Hymnal #2180
We Attend to the Word
HYMN: He is Lord (sing two times)
UMC Hymnal #177
Proclamation of the Passion Story
A Service of Lessons and Hymns
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 26:14-29
HYMN Eat This Bread (sing 2 times) / UMH #628
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 26:30-56
HYMN Go to Dark Gethsemane vs.1 / UMH #290
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 26:57-75
HYMN What Wondrous Love Is This vs.1 & 2 / UMH #292
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 27:1-23, 26-30
HYMN Go to Dark Gethsemane vs.2 / UMH #290
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 27:31-50
HYMN Jesus, Remember Me (singing A Cappella) / UMH #488
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 27:51-66
HYMN Were You There vs.5 / UMH #288
Response to the Word
Merciful God, help us sit silently and feel the depth of your love.
Settle our spirits, that we might know just how far you go
to bring us the cup of salvation. In the midst of a week
of betrayal and denial, help us forgive the betrayals and
denials we commit in our own time and place.
In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
We Gather at Christ's Table
INVITATION to the OFFERING
God gives us steadfast love and abundant mercy. Now, we are invited to bring our gifts to God as tokens of our thanksgiving and praise. Give as you are called and as you are able.
OFFERTORY Erin Tellier
Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow
UMC Hymnal # 94
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (Matthew 21)
Thank you, O God, for coming to us in Christ Jesus. Work through these gifts, that the world might know the breadth of your mercy and your grace. Bless our very lives, that we might be faithful disciples and stewards of your love. With gratitude and joy we pray. Amen.
HYMN: Lift High the Cross
UMC Hymnal # 159
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
Go into the world in peace. Jesus Christ is victorious over all the
powers of this earth. You are free to live and die with courage, trusting in God your strength, and the Holy Spirit your comfort. Amen.
SENDING FORTH HYMN
Let There Be Peace on Earth
UMC Hymnal #431
DEPART IN PEACE...SHALOM!
Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and the Abingdon Worship Annual 2023.