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11:00 a.m. March 24, 2002

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 Gloria Patri: #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Tell Your Friends"

Proverbs 17:17

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 118:19-29

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

Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11


Sermon: "Terminal Velocity"

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

We need some help. We invite you to stay after Morning Worship today for a few minutes and help set up tables and chairs for the Holy Week services that begin tomorrow.

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

Community Holy Week Services are at our church every day during Holy Week (March 25-29). 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, March 28, 7:00 p.m. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall.

Easter: March 31, 2002


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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