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Passion - Palm Sunday

The flowers gracing the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Josephine & Henry and loved ones by the Safay family.

We invite you to maintain a spirit of silence as the prelude begins our service.

OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Prelude
Introit "Ride On, Ride On In Majesty” J. Dykes

Welcome

Call to Worship:  Psalm 24, 68 & 118
Lift up, O gates, your lintels:
REACH UP, YOU ANCIENT PORTALS, THAT THE KING OF GLORY MAY COME IN.
Your solemn processions are seen, O God,
THE PROCESSIONS OF MY GOD, MY KING, INTO THE SANCTUARY—
The singers in front, the musicians last,
BETWEEN THEM CHILDREN PLAYING TAMBOURINES.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
BIND THE FESTAL PROCESSION WITH BRANCHES, UP TO THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR.

A reading from the Gospel of Luke 19: 28-40

At the conclusion of the reading, following verse 38 which reads The whole multitude of disciples began to praise God with a loud voice for all the deeds of power they had seen, saying: (please join in)

HOSANNA! BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! BLESSED IS THE COMING KINGDOM OF OUR ANCESTOR DAVID! HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

*Hymn: BB 716 "The King Of Glory" vs. 1, 2, 3

Let us be before our God in silence.

Opening Prayer:  

From the Hosanna Rabbah (Ps 145)
I WILL EXALT YOU, MY GOD, THE KING, AND I WILL BLESS YOUR NAME FOREVER AND EVER. EVERY DAY I WILL BLESS YOU. AND I WILL LAUD YOUR NAME FOREVER AND EVER. EACH GENERATION WILL PRAISE YOUR DEEDS TO THE NEXT AND OF YOUR MIGHTY DEEDS THEY WILL TELL. THE SPLENDOROUS GLORY OF YOUR POWER AND YOUR WONDROUS DEEDS I SHALL DISCUSS. AND OF YOUR AWESOME POWER I WILL SPEAK, AND YOUR GREATNESS I SHALL RELATE. A RECOLLECTION OF YOUR ABUNDANT GOODNESS WILL I UTTER AND OF YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS I WILL SING EXULTANTLY. ALL YOUR WORKS SHALL THANK YOU, LORD, AND YOUR DEVOUT ONE WILL BLESS YOU. OF THE GLORY OF YOUR KINGDOM I WILL SPEAK, AND OF YOUR POWER I WILL TELL, TO INFORM HUMAN BEINGS OF YOUR MIGHTY DEEDS AND GLORIOUS SPLENDOR OF YOUR REIGN. YOUR REIGN IS A REIGN SPANNING ALL ETERNITIES, AND YOUR DOMINION IS THROUGHOUT EVERY GENERATION. LORD, YOU SUPPORT ALL THE FALLEN ONES AND STRAIGHTEN ALL THE BENT.

Kyrie (sung)
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.


A Word of Assurance

The Summary of God's Law (Mark 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL, 
THE LORD OUR GOD, 
THE LORD IS ONE!  
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD 
WITH ALL YOUR HEART, 
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, 
WITH ALL YOUR MIND, 
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.

This is the second commandment:
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.

Anthem
"The Palms" Faure

THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 118:19-29

*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER 
AND TO THE SON 
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.  
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, 
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE, 
WORLD WITHOUT END, 
AMEN, AMEN!

The Greeting of Peace
Announcements
Children's Moment
*Hymn 174 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

Scripture Lessons:
Jewish Scriptures: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56
“The Passion of Our Lord”
at the conclusion of the Passion we respond:
WE ADORE YOU O CHRIST AND WE BLESS YOU, BECAUSE BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.
Meditation

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
*Hymn insert "Let Justice Flow Like Streams" J. Huber
*The Offering
*The Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW; 
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW; 
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS; 
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST.

AMEN.

A Time of Giving Thanks & Praise
The Prayer of the People & the Lord's Prayer
The Blessing of the Palms
*Hymn BB 623 "Lift High the Cross"
*The Benediction
*Response to the Benediction
*Postlude


*Please stand if you are able.

News - 4th April 2004

 

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