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PALM SABBATH

11:00 a.m.                                                  March 20, 2005

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

 

s  Passing the Peace

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

Lighting the Candles

 

Call to Worship  (Zechariah 9:9)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion.

People:  Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem.

Leader:  Lo, your king comes to you;

People:  Triumphant and victorious is he,

Leader:  Humble and riding on a donkey,

People:  On a colt, the foal of a donkey.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Proclamation of the Entrance Into Jerusalem (in unison)

The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord-- the King of Israel!"  Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: "Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!"  His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.

     (John 12:12-16)

 

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

s First Reading: Psalm 118:19-29

 

s Choose a Hymn

 

Second Reading: Matthew 21:1-11

 

Anthem:

 

Sermon: "Donkey"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

 

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

s The Lord's Prayer

 

s Hymnbook: "Hosanna, Loud HosannaĒ   #185

s Extinguishing the Candles

 

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

This is the place for restoration of souls, where the weary, the hurting, the confused and those with lagging spirits can be uplifted. The psalmist wrote, "He restores my soul" (Psalm 23:3, NRSV).  On this Palm Sabbath, we welcome you to this haven of renewal.

 

Youth: Easter Egg hunt this afternoon, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

 

The Session meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday Bible Study: 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

During Holy Week (beginning tomorrow), the Western York County Christian Ministerial Association will have Community services every day at noon.  The services are at Trinity UMC.  A light lunch is served after the service.  This year Thursday is "OUR" day.  On Thursday, the ARP Church and the Presbyterian Church are serving lunch.

 

We will have Maundy Thursday Communion this Thursday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall.

 

The WOC is not having individual Easter lilies this year but is having one large arrangement.  If you would like to make a special offering in honor or memory of someone, please give your check to Frances Nivens and put for whom it is given on the sheet in the narthex today.  We will have a special insert with this information in the bulletin on Easter Sabbath.  The money will go to the General Fund.

 

Easter is next Sabbath, March 20.

 

Barbara Bennett fell and broke both her elbows.  Remember Barbara and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


 

Psalm 118:19-29

 

19  Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

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

21  I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.

22  The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

23  This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

24  This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25  Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!

26  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the house of the LORD.

27  The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.

28  You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.

29  O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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