April 2, 2023.
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Hymn 344 Prepare the Royal Highway (verses 1 and 4)
Liturgy for Palm Sunday pg. 49.
(For the singing of “Hosanna”, the women will sing the first part, the men the second. As we repeat the song, the women will continue to sing the first part, and the men the second.)
Prayers of the People
Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer.
Celebration of March Birthdays. Hymn 447.
Sharing our Offerings
Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”
Scripture. Sam Spagnola
Psalm 118: 1, 19-29
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever!
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
The Lord is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Sermon “What’s Promised (and what’s not) on a Pilgrimage with Jesus”.
Palm Procession. (Please come forward and pick up your palm as we gather in a circle around the sanctuary for our closing hymn).
Hymn 343 Ride On! Ride On in Majesty. (See Insert).