At Home Service for Palm Sunday
Prelude/Interlude, A time of prayer: All Glory, Laud, and Honor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff5H5gP69XU
Call to Worship:
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!
Hymn Of Praise: What a beautiful Name it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWFzMvCfLE&list=PLjZGbPk4bFaZlzuKfs1l14HPCE2DutwaE&index=21
Invocation & Lord’s Prayer:
O God, we pray that you enter into our worship and into our lives as you
did into Jerusalem on that Palm Sunday long ago. Be our gentle conqueror.
On this first day of the week that is called “Holy Week,” enable us to offer
a disciple’s praise whenever we meet Jesus Christ along our way. Teach us
to heed Christ’s bidding even when the requests seem strange or the teachings
reach beyond our ability to understand. Strengthen us to stand by
Christ and to accept risk as an element of faithfulness. Confront us with
our capacity to deny and to crucify. As this week passes, speak to us through
its events, reminding us of your constant love, surprising grace, and caring
power. As we Pray together the prayer your son, Jesus, taught us to pray:
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Hymn of Prayer: Be Thou my Vision https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiukM6WHQEQ
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens-- wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.
The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.
I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.
The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me.
It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty?
Children Worship & Wonder Video (all ages encouraged to watch and participate): Jesus’ Last Passover, Available on HGCC Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvv_dOWdLvA4Tx3E79cVSrQ
Readings from the Epistles and the Gospel:
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-- even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Matthew 21:1-11 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethpage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Please remember to support our church and it’s ministries during this time with your tithes & offerings. Checks can be mailed to 1637 Holly Grove Drive, Bumpass, VA 23024
Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
At this time, I encourage all to prepare their own Sacraments for communion to share as a family. Reverently and prayerfully prepare the bread and the cup.
Hymn of Communion: Blessed Redeemer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntqSlCr7Shs
Matthew 26:26-28 “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
Special Palm Sunday Message from Rev. Bob: https://youtu.be/q4OjU56SQww
Audio Sermon from Rev. Paul Simrell (Elpis): https://igw3.blog/
Hymn of Commitment/Closing: Ten Thousand Angels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6O_aajx5cQ
Go Now in Peace Holly Grove, Speak God’s word and Do God’s Work. Amen.