Palm Sunday worship

    A Simplified Order of Worship Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020                                         Scroll Down for Audio


Scripture Sentence
But as for you, have no fear, my servant Jacob, and do not be dismayed, O Israel; for I am going to save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and no one shall make him afraid.  Jeremiah 46:27
Call to Worship
Come, let us worship God together,
Though we are parted by distance, sheltering at home,
We are together in the presence of our God,
God who knows that neither time nor distance, nor anything else
Can isolate us from God and one another in God’s spirit.
Come, Let us worship the Lord together.

First Lesson Isaiah 50:4-9a

Song     “Ain’t Got Time to Die”    Spiritual     Northern Ohio University Choir*

Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29

Gospel Lesson: Matthew 21:1-11
L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Meditation: “Looking Beyond” Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn      “In the Garden”    Karen Koop*

Prayers of the People

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.
    Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

Offering     “What Gift Can We Bring”    [Click here to go to our online giving page]

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction  - Pass the Peace of Christ to one another today

Song of Blessing: “Shalom to You” First UMC National City*

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*We have made every effort in the music to ensure that songs and performances are not copyrighted or subject to licence.