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Zoom Worship - April 10th


We Gather Together Musical Prelude Announcements Promise of Divine Welcome Opening Hymn: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, VU 123 Hosanna, loud hosanna the happy children sang, through pillared court and temple the joyful anthem rang; to Jesus, who had blest them close folded to his breast, the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best. From Olivet they followed ‘mid an exultant crowd, the victory palm branch waving, and singing clear and loud; the Lord of earth and heaven rode on in lowly state, content that little children should on his bidding wait. “Hosanna in the highest!” That ancient song we sing, for Christ is our Redeemer; earth, let your anthems ring. O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice, and in his humble presence eternally rejoice! Call to Worship: One: Hosanna, hosanna, loud Hosanna! All: Blessed is the one who comes. One: Hosanna, hosanna, loud Hosanna! All: May the rivers of justice run. One: Children singing, families dancing, All: Every generation gives a shout! One: Peace in heaven, glory in the highest! All: Even the stones cry out! One: Hosanna, hosanna, loud hosanna! All: May our refrain never cease. One: Not by power nor by might, All: But the way that makes for peace. Lighting of the Christ Candle Living into the Light of Reconciliation Opening Prayer Invitation to Confession Song: Listen, God Is Calling, MV 97 Listen God is calling, through the Word inviting, offering forgiveness, comfort, and joy. Prayer of Confession One: O Lord, as we remember your triumphant entry into Jerusalem, we remember your model of humility: All: no chariot, no golden laurel wreath of victorious warfare, but humbly, riding on a donkey. One: Forgive us when we have been proud; All: help us find quiet contentment in our lives and meaning in always doing your will. One: Give us courage this week to face the events of Good Friday, to overcome our fears and desires for self-preservation. All: Keep us strong when the price of discipleship is high. One: Forgive us our sins, as we remember the price you paid for them. All: Amen. Words of Assurance Song: Know That God Is Good, MV 104 Know that God is good, know that God is good, know that God is good, God is good, God is good. Mungu ni mwema, Mungu ni mwema, Mungu ni mwema, ni mwema, ni mwema. Children’s Hymn: Sanna, Sannanina, VU 128 Sanna, sannanina, sanna, sanna, sanna, Sanna, sannanina, sanna, sanna, sanna, Sanna, sanna, sanna, sannanina, sanna, sanna, sanna, Sanna, sanna, sanna, sannanina, sanna, sanna, sanna. The 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, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen. Children’s Prayer: God, be in my eyes and in my looking. God, be in my ears and in my listening. God, be in my mouth and in my speaking. God, be in my heart and in my understanding. Amen. God Calls and We Respond to the Word Psalm 118: 19-29 Open to me the gates of the temple, that I may enter and give thanks to God. This is the gate of God; through it the righteous shall enter. I thank you for you have answered me; you have become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is God’s doing, marvellous in our eyes. This is the day that God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Save us, O God, we pray; God, we pray, give us success. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God. We bless you from the house of God. God, our God, has given us light; with palm branches in hand let us march to the altar. You are my God, and I will thank you; you are my God, and I will extol you. The Call by Ralph Vaughn Williams (text by George Herbert) performed by Lee Ramsay Luke 19:28-40 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” just say this: “The Lord needs it.” ’ So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ They said, ‘The Lord needs it.’ Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, ‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!’ Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’ Sermon: “Face Palm” - Cynthia O’Connell Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honour, VU 122 Refrain: All glory, laud and honour to you, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring. You are the King of Israel, and David’s royal son, now in the Lord’s name coming, our King and blessed one. R The multitude of pilgrims with palms before you went; our praise and prayer and anthems before you we present. R To you, before your passion, they sang their hymns of praise; to you, now high exalted, our melody we raise. R Offering Doxology: Grant Us, God, the Grace, VU 540 Grant us, God, the grace of giving, with a spirit large and free, that ourselves and all our living we may offer faithfully. We Pray Prayers of the People “O Rest in the Lord” (from Elijah) by Felix Mendelssohn performed by Lee Ramsay Poem: Palm Sunday by Malcolm Guite (b. 1957) Now to the gate of my Jerusalem, The seething holy city of my heart, The saviour comes. But will I welcome him? Oh crowds of easy feelings make a start; They raise their hands, get caught up in the singing, And think the battle won. Too soon they’ll find The challenge, the reversal he is bringing Changes their tune. I know what lies behind The surface flourish that so quickly fades; Self-interest, and fearful guardedness, The hardness of the heart, its barricades, And at the core, the dreadful emptiness Of a perverted temple. Jesus come Break my resistance and make me your home. Closing Hymn: Ride On! Ride On in Majesty, VU 127 Ride on! Ride on in majesty! Hark! All the tribes hosanna cry: O Saviour meek, pursue thy road with palms and scattered garments strowed. Ride on! Ride on in majesty! In lowly pomp ride on to die; O Christ, thy triumphs now begin o’er captive death and conquered sin. Ride on! Ride on in majesty! The winged squadrons of the sky look down with sad and wondering eyes to see the approaching sacrifice. Ride on! Ride on in majesty! In lowly pomp ride on to die; bow thy meek head to mortal pain, then take, O God, thy power, and reign. Commissioning: One: May the grace of God go with you. All: God’s face shines upon us. One: Go, carrying God’s peace into the world, All: offering the wholeness and healing we have received. One: May your lives be your Hosannas. All: Hosanna, hosanna, loud Hosanna! Benediction Song: May God’s Sheltering Wings, MV 214 May God’s sheltering wings, God’s gathering wings protect you. May God’s nurturing arms, God’s cradling arms sustain you, and hold you in God’s love, and hold you in God’s love. Postlude



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