PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM ServicePalm Sunday
Liturgical Color: Purple
"Your King Is Coming" by Rev. Bruce Myers
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|Pre-worship Music||Palm Sunday Medley||Alex Danson|
|Welcoming Hymn||God Welcomes All (rec. 3/8/20)||Hymn #399|
|Welcoming||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Life of the Church||Elder Peggy Kueffer|
|Moment for Mission||Rene Myers|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||The King Is Coming||Alex Danson|
|* Call to Worship (Responsive)|
ONE: Look! Your king is coming-- humble and riding on a donkey.
ALL: Hosanna to the Son of David!
ONE: Lay your cloaks before him; spread palms to honor him.
ALL: Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
ONE: Raise your voices. Lift your hearts. Rejoice-- our Savior comes!
ALL: Hosanna in the highest heaven!
|* Opening Hymn||Hosanna, Loud Hosanna||Hymn #197|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Responsive)|
ONE: Today Jesus enters Jerusalem as a king.
ALL: But soon shouts of "Hosanna!" will turn to cries of "Crucify!"
ONE: Like the crowds of long ago, we are fickle followers.
ALL: But God is faithful.
ONE: Trusting in God's mercy, let us confess our sins before God and one another.
ONE: Suffering God, the way of the cross is a hard road.
ALL: It is draining. It is demanding. It is fraught with danger.
ONE: You ask us to stay by your side as you walk toward Calvary. But weariness and fear overtake us. Like the first disciples, we are quick
ALL: to betray you, to deny you, to abandon you.
ONE: Forgive us, God, and strengthen us for the journey ahead. Give us courage to face the pain and suffering of this world and to respond with compassion. As the darkness gathers,
ALL: renew our faith, fill us with hope, and startle us with your grace.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive)|
ONE: Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.
ALL: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven, and called to be at peace. Amen.
|Change My Heart, O God (rec. 3/1/20)||Hymn #695|
|* Praise Hymn||All Glory, Laud and Honor||Hymn #196|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer|
Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||The Holy City||solo by Matt Lashey|
|Prayer for Illumination (Unison)|
Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us by your Word through these forty days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
|Psalter Lesson (Unison)||Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29||Elder Peggy Kueffer|
|Song of Preparation||Arise, Your Light Has Come!||Hymn #744|
|Gospel Lesson||Matthew 21: 1-11|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Your King Is Coming||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Hymn of Preparation||Come to the Table of Grace||Hymn #507|
|The Great Thanksgiving|
PASTOR: The Lord be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
PASTOR: Lift up your hearts.
ALL: We lift them to the Lord.
PASTOR: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
ALL: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
|Breaking of the Bread|
|Communion of the People|
|Prayer after Communion|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||The Palms||Alex Danson|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
Pastor: The cross...
ALL: WE SHALL TAKE IT.
Pastor: The bread...
ALL: WE SHALL BREAK IT.
Pastor: The pain...
ALL: WE SHALL BEAR IT.
Pastor: The joy...
ALL: WE SHALL SHARE IT.
Pastor: The gospel...
ALL: WE SHALL LIVE IT.
Pastor: The love...
ALL: WE SHALL GIVE IT.
Pastor: The light...
ALL: WE SHALL CHERISH IT.
Pastor: The darkness...
ALL: GOD SHALL PERISH IT.
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|