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11:00 a.m. April 8, 2001

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" #187

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship

Leader: We gather together,

People: Waving palms of joy,

Leader: Waving branches of prayer,

People: Walking toward Easter.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Gracious and forbearing God, we remember how people welcomed your Son on the day we have come to call Palm Sabbath. We also remember with sorrow how so many of the same people were there again, just a few days later, shouting, "Crucify him!" We confess that we feel a guilty, uneasy kinship with these people. Like them, we lack solid, well-thought-out principles. Like them, we switch our opinions in whatever direction self-interest seems to dictate. Like them, we do what it takes in order to stay popular or safe. Remind us, O God, of the courage of Jesus, who set his face steadfastly toward Jerusalem, even though he knew the fate that awaited him there. In his name we pray. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15).

People: He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).

s Hymnbook: "Ride On! Ride On in Majesty"…#188

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Undercover

I Peter 4:8

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Psalm 118:19-29

Second Reading: Luke 19:28-40


Sermon: "Tiger Jesus"

Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna"…#185

s Charge and Blessing





Sing Hosanna to the Savior on this glorious Palm Sabbath. A hearty welcome to all who have come to worship our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer

No Bible Study this week. We invite you to go to the Community Holy Week Services instead. Bible Study will resume next week.

Joint meeting of the Session and Diaconate, tonight, 7:00 p.m.

Community Holy Week Services are at Trinity United Methodist Church every day during Holy Week (April 9-13). Services begin at noon. Different ministers from area churches are preaching every day. A light lunch will be served after the service.

Maundy Thursday Communion Service, this Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall.

Easter Egg Hunt. This Saturday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served. Each child is to bring three eggs.

Easter: April 15, 2001

Men's Fellowship: Sunday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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