Palm Springs Presbyterian Church

member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 1, 2012 - 10:00 AM Service
Palm Sunday
Liturgical Color: Purple
Play the whole Service:

Welcoming/Preparing to Meet with God Rev. Christine Dickerson
Life of the Church/Announcements Elder Jim DeHart
Deacon’s Moments Deacon Peggy Lynn
Passing of the Peace “My Peace” (As we return to our seats.) Congregation
Prelude Special Music Praise Band
* Call to Worship One: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth! Many: Worship the Lord with gladness; One: come before him with joyful songs! ALL: Know that the Lord is God; give thanks and praise!
*Opening Hymn “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Hymn #174 (All)
Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison) .
God, our source of all hope, we are as small children when we remember your son coming through the gates of Jerusalem. We wave our palms and sing for joy, and we reach out to touch the hem of his robe: Your son, your gift, your great love. We give thanks for his light and willingness to surrender himself for us. We want to follow him, but it is hard. We wait by the gate, afraid to enter, afraid to lose ourselves, afraid to be vulnerable, afraid to die. Help us, O Lord, to understand the freedom and life of the Cross, and be willing to surrender ourselves to a life in Christ. We ask in his name, Amen. (a moment for silent reflection)  
Assurance of Pardon .
Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. 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. Amen.  
* Singing: “Gloria Patri” Hymn #623 (all)
“Fairest Lord Jesus” Hymn #88 (1 & 3)
Children’s Moment/Children Dismissed to Sunday School
Choral Preparation: “Spirit of the Living God” Choir
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 We Shall All Be Made Alive Choir
Prayer for Illumination .
God, source of all light, by your Word you give light to the soul. Pour out upon us the spirit of wisdom and understanding, that, through the Scriptures, our hearts and minds may be opened to know your will in our lives. Amen.  
Psalter Lesson: Psalm 118: 1, 19-29 (In Unison) Elder Jim DeHart
Hebrew Testament: Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Song of Preparation O For a Closer Walk with God Choir
New Testament: Mark 11: 1-11
Pastor: "The Word of the Lord."  
People: "Thanks be to God."  
Communion Meditation “Light and Shadow” Rev. Christine Dickerson
Affirmation of Faith: See Insert
In Response: “All Glory, Laud and Honor” Hymn #173 (1 & 3)
Morning Titles and Offerings
One Great Hour of Sharing  
Offertory: “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked” Caryl Williamson
* Doxology Congregation
* Prayer of Dedication
Hymn of Preparation Peace Like a River Hymn #498 (All)
Invitation Rev. Christine Dickerson
The Great Thanksgiving
Breaking of the Bread
Communion of the People
Prayer after Communion
* A Challenge to Go Forth with God's Blessing
* A Singing Response: “May Your Presence Go With Us” Congregation
* Blessing  
Postlude Praise band
* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall  
* NOTE: If able, please stand  
04/01/2012 00:00
10:00 AM
“Do not be afraid, O daughter of Zion; see your king is coming,
seated on a donkey’s colt.”
John 12: 15
Responding to God's Word
One Great Hour of Sharing