Life’s Outstanding Hours!  

Life’s Outstanding Hours!  

ORDER OF LIVESTREAM WORSHIP SERVICE, March 28, 2021, 11:00 am  (Printable PDF)
Palm/Passion Sunday (The spiritual movement of our service is from the Joy of Palm Sunday to the Passion of Good Friday)

Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts

PRELUDE:  All Glory, Laud, and Honor (ST. THEODOLPH);  Robert Lau
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
     Pastor:       Jesus is coming!
     All:             Hosanna!
     Pastor:       The Messiah rides into the city!
     All:             Hosanna!
     Pastor:       Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
     All:             Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
     Pastor:       Lo, your sovereign comes to you!
     All:             Ride on, King Jesus!
     Pastor:       No one who can hinder you!
     All:             King Jesus is humble and riding on a donkey,
     Pastor:       On a colt, the foal of a humble donkey.
     All:             Hosanna!
     Pastor:       Blessed are they who are moving in the Light of God!
OPENING HYMN:  All Glory, Laud, and Honor  #196
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT (All in unison):

Jesus didn’t limit his ministry
to the four walls of the church.
He was out there fighting injustice
and speaking truth to power
every single day.
He was out there spreading a message
of grace and redemption
to the least, the last, and the lost.
And our charge is to find Him
everywhere, every day
by how we live our lives.
So we can’t fool ourselves into thinking
that we’re going to be good servants of God
if we’re not whole inside ourselves.
Amen.
–Michelle Obama

SUNG RESPONSE:  Jesus, We Are Here (English and Shona) #392
SCRIPTURE READINGS: Old Testament: Psalm 118:19-29;  New Testament:   Mark 11:1-11;  John 12:12-16
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE:  Hosanna, Loud Hosanna     #197
MESSAGE:   Life’s Outstanding Hours!
CHORAL ANTHEM: Hosanna to the Son of David;Tomás Luis de Victoria
WELCOME
PALM/PASSION SUNDAY PRAYER, Lord’s Prayer 
SUNG RESPONSE:  Come, Bring Your Burdens to God (SING TWICE)  #851
OFFERTORY SOLO:   The Crucifixion—(from Hermit Songs); Samuel Barber; text: from The Speckled Book, 12th century; Emma WitbolsFeugen, mezzo soprano
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (everyone in unison)

May all beings everywhere
plagued with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves
in trackless, fearful wilderness –
the children, the aged, the unprotected –
be guarded now and always. Amen.   –Buddhist prayer

CLOSING HYMN: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded   #221
BLESSING
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Stay with Me (SING TWICE)  #204
POSTLUDE:  Partita on “Ah, Holy Jesus”: 4. March;  Wayne L. Wold

 

Link for Lent Fundraiser: http://westportpresbyterian.org/mission-outreach/water-project/

Participants:
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel

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