Palm/Passion Sunday (The spiritual movement of our service is from the Joy of Palm Sunday to the Passion of Good Friday)
April 10, 2022, 11:00 am
PRELUDE: All Glory, Laud, and Honor: Set by Robert Lau
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Pastor: Jesus is coming! The Messiah rides into the suffering city!
Pastor: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your sovereign comes to you!
Pastor: Ride on, King Jesus! No one can hinder you!
Pastor: King Jesus is humble and riding on a donkey, On a colt, the foal of a humble donkey.
HYMN: All Glory, Laud and Honor #196
CALL TO CONFESSION
Pastor: I remind you again today that
People: Violence against poor people and minority groups is routine.
Pastor: I remind you again today that that starving a child is violence.
People Suppressing a culture is violence.
Pastor Neglecting school children is violence.
People: Ghetto housing is violence.
Pastor: Ignoring medical needs and healthcare is violence.
People: Contempt for equality is violence.
Pastor: And watch this!
People: Even a lack of willpower
Pastor: And an apathetic spirit
People: That refuses to challenge these other forms of violence
Pastor: Is itself violent.
People: So sometimes the question for us is,
Pastor: Are we going to be on the side of violence or non-violence? Amen.
—Coretta Scott King
BLESSED ASSURANCE OF GOD’S ACTIVE, DYNAMIC GRACE
HYMN: Jesus, We Are Here! (English and Shona) #392
Bible readings: Mark 11:1-11 John 12:12-16 Matthew 25:31-46
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna #197
SERMON: Do You See Me ?—Now What ? (A message on Matthew 25, which Jesus gave in Jerusalem soon after the Palm Sunday event )
Anthem: Hosanna! Hosanna! Antonio Caldara
Matthew 25 Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, Sung Response: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God (sing twice) #851
OFFERTORY: The Palms- Jean-Baptiste Faure; Jennifer Weinman, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Pastor: May we be a guard for those who need protection
People: A guide for those on the path
Pastor: A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
People: May we be a lamp in the darkness
Pastor: A resting place for the weary
People: A healing medicine for all who are sick
Pastor: A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
People: And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
Pastor: May we bring sustenance and awakening
People: Enduring like the earth and sky
Pastor: Until all beings are freed from sorrow
People: And all are awakened.
Pastor: May it be so.
People: And may it be soon – Shantideva, Indian Buddhist sage 700 AD
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Illuminated Good Friday Worship Service Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection Sunday, April 17, 11:00 am