Worship Resources for Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020 

God of all time,
as we prepare to worship you today and this Holy Week,
help us to call to mind these events in Jesus’ life
so that we can see their significance for our present lives
and for the future you are preparing for all creation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Children's worship pages available here

Activity Pages

Gathering Time

 

All Glory Laud and Honor OWEN on organ.mOwen Tellinghuisen
00:00 / 06:29
Declaration of Trust and God's Greeting

    People of Jesus Christ, in whom are you trusting?

         My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.

   Grace, mercy and peace to you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

         Amen.

"Forever"  Chris Tomlin

Give thanks to the Lord our God and King
   his love endures forever
For he is good, he is above all things
   his love endures forever - Sing praise, sing praise

 

With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm
   his love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
   his love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise - Sing praise, sing praise

 

     Chorus

    ​ Forever God is faithful, forever God is strong
     Forever God is with us, forever, forever

 

From the rising to the setting sun
   his love endures forever
And by the grace of God we will carry on
   his love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise

Palm Sunday Call to Worship   based on Psalm 118

O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good!
     Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
God's steadfast love endures forever!
     Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.

     Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

     Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
the Lord has done it this very day;
     let us rejoice today and be glad.

     Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!

​​

*As you continue worship with the following song,

keep in mind the meaning of the word Hosanna:

‘Save us, help us!’

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)  Paul Baloche

Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you
   we turn to you
Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for you
   we long for you

'Cause when we see you
   we find strength to face the day
In your presence
   all our fears are washed away (washed away)

Chorus

Hosanna! Hosanna
you are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna! Hosanna
come have your way among us
We welcome you here,  Lord Jesus

Hear the sound of hearts returning to you
   we turn to you
In your Kingdom broken lives are made new
   you make us new

“The First Palm Sunday”   (Read aloud; child(ren), if applicable)

As [Jesus and his followers] approached Jerusalem,

Jesus said to two of his disciples,

“Go to the next village. You will find a colt tied there.

Untie it and bring it to me.

If anyone asks what you are doing, say, ‘The Master needs it.’”

The disciples went and did what Jesus asked them to do.

They found the donkey and brought it to him.

They put their coats on it for Jesus to use as a saddle.

Jesus got on and headed for Jerusalem. His disciples followed.

Jesus wanted the colt because it was part of God’s plan for him,

“Your king will come to you, riding on a donkey,” God’s Word said.

As they got near the city, people came out to greet Jesus.

Soon there was a big crowd.

People took off their coats and laid them down,

making a path for the donkey. 

They spread palm branches on the ground too.

They cheered loudly: “Hosanna to our king!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest.”

The whole city was buzzing with talk.

People kept asking, “Who is this?”

Others would answer, “Its Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth!”

 

Many people did not know what to think about Jesus.

But they felt sure that something important would happen soon.

 Call to Confession   

     Like the people centuries ago who greeted Jesus

     as he entered Jerusalem and later pronounced, “Crucify him,”

     we are fickle people who often deny Christ

     in our thoughts, words and actions.

     So, remembering the events of Jesus’ last week on earth

     we see ourselves for what we are: sinners in need of a savior…

Prayers of Confession  Randy Wolthuis, Paul Ryan, Diane Ronda, John Simons, Mark Vogel
     (In honesty and hope, you are invited into a time of confession and lament,
     praying thru Psalm 38 with the recording below)
Randy Wolthuis - A Sinners Lament ABRIDGArtist Name
00:00 / 04:16
Words of Assurance      Psalm 46:10-11 

   (unison, aloud)

   “Be still, and know that I am God;
       I will be exalted among the nations,
       I will be exalted in the earth.”

    The Lord Almighty is with us;
       the God of Jacob is our fortress.

 

Sharing Christ's Peace

The Peace of Lord be with you.

   And also with you!

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Prayers of the People   
4-5-20 PrayersDavid Bast
00:00 / 02:42
Word of God
Scripture Palm SundayPaul & Sheila Ryan
00:00 / 03:11

Sermon Scripture

      Psalm 31  For the director of music.

        A psalm of David.   (You are encouraged to follow along in your own Biblle)      

Message  “Refuge in Distress”   Jordan Humm
 
4-5-20_Jordan Humm Sermon
00:00 / 21:33

You Are My Hiding Place   Selah

      (We suggest joining the singing the 2nd time thru)

   You are my hiding place.

      You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance

   Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you

 

   I will trust in you
      Let the weak say I am strong 

   in the strength of the Lord 

Jesus Messiah    Tomlin

He became sin who knew no sin
   that we might become his righteousness
He humbled himself and carried the cross
   love so amazing, love so amazing

     Chorus

     Jesus Messiah, name above all names
     Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel
     The Rescue for sinners, the Ransom from heaven
     Jesus Messiah, Lord of all

His body the bread, his blood the wine
   broken and poured out all for love
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn
   love so amazing, love so amazing (chorus)

Bridge

All our hope is in you, all our hope is in you
All the glory to you, God the Light of the world

 Celebration at the Lord's Table

Jesus said,

“I am the bread of life.

Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,

and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

John 6:35

                          *Use traditional or abridged communion liturgy below.

Traditional Liturgy

Meaning of the Sacrament

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ,

the Holy Supper we are about to celebrate

is a feast of remembrance, of communion, and of hope.

We come remembering that our Lord Jesus Christ

perfectly fulfilled the law, even to death on the cross.

Because of God’s eternal covenant of grace, we are accepted.

We will never be forsaken.

 

We come to commune with this same Christ

who has promised to be with us always.

Christ is the true Bread which nourishes us

and the Vine in whom we must live if we are to bear fruit.

The Holy Spirit unites us into one body

and in communion with all the saints.

So we receive this supper in Christ’s love

and our affection for one another.

We come in hope believing that

as surely as we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we will be raised from the dead into eternal life.

 

This is the Lord’s Table. Come, for all things are now ready.

 

Communion Prayer

The Lord be with you.

     And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

     We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

     It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

almighty and everlasting God.

You created the heavens and the earth;

you preserve us with your care;

you revealed the fullness of your love for us

by sending Jesus Christ.

By his life, death, and resurrection

you have reconciled us to yourself.

 

With the heavenly host

and with the saints of all times and places,

we lift up our hearts in joyful praise, saying:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Gracious God,

send your Holy Spirit upon us, we pray,

that the bread which we break

and the cup which we bless

may be to us the communion

of the body and blood of Christ.

Accept the gift of our lives

that we may live in you and serve your kingdom.

Being joined together in Christ,

may your whole church be one;

and at the last day bring us with all your saints

into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Amen.

 

Words of Institution

The Lord Jesus, the same night he was betrayed, took bread;

and when he had given thanks,

 

(Break the bread)

Jesus broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying,

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you:

do this in remembrance of me.”

 

(Lift the cup)

After the same manner also, he took the cup when they had eaten,

saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood:

this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

(As the bread is distributed say to one another)

     The Body of Christ, broken for you.

(As the cup is distributed, say to one another)

     The Blood of Christ, shed for you.

Abridged Liturgy

Meaning of the Sacrament

 

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ,

the Holy Supper we are about to celebrate

is a feast of remembrance, communion, and hope.

 

We remember that Jesus Christ

perfectly fulfilled the law, even to death on the cross.

Because of God’s eternal covenant of grace, we

will never be forsaken.

 

We come to meet Christ

who has promised to be with us always.

Christ nourishes us, and we must abide in him

if we are to bear fruit.

 

We come in hope believing that

as surely as we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we will be raised from the dead into eternal life.

 

The Holy Spirit unites us into one body,

so we receive this supper in Christ’s love

with affection for one another.

Communion Prayer

 Let us pray.

 

Lord God,

We lift our hearts up to you.

It is right and a joyful thing,

always to give thanks to you,

almighty and everlasting God.

You created the universe;

you preserve us with your care;

you revealed the fullness of your love for us

by sending Jesus Christ.

By his life, death, and resurrection

you have reconciled us to yourself

 

Gracious God,

send your Holy Spirit upon us, we pray,

that the bread and the cup

may be to us the communion

of the body and blood of Christ.

Accept the gift of our lives

that we may live in you and serve your kingdom.

May your whole church be one together in Christ;

and at the last day bring us all

into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Amen.

 

Words of Institution

 The Lord Jesus, the same night he was betrayed, took bread;

and when he had given thanks,

he broke it

 

(Break the bread)

 ...and gave it to them, saying,

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you:

do this in remembrance of me.”

 

(Lift the cup)

,,,In the same way, he took the cup after they had eaten,

saying, “This cup is the new testament in my blood:

this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

 (As the bread is distributed)

     The body of Christ, given for you.

 

(As the cup is distributed)

   The blood of Christ, shed for you.

The Lord's Prayer   (Pray aloud)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For your is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Blessing    2 Thessalonians 2:16-17  
        (read aloud)

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, 

who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,  

encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

                           

Dismissal

All Glory Laud and Honor OWEN on organ.mOwen Tellinghuisen
00:00 / 06:29

*Beginning tomorrow and every day

until Easter, we will post short

Holy Week Services of Reflection

with prayers, music and a recorded meditation

by members of the congregation

as well as 

Lectio Divina and Compline (night) Prayers...

You are invited to engage any or all of these options