Bulletin for April 17

Passion/Palm Sunday

PRELUDE         The Palms        by Janesta Williams, Organist

Children’s Palm Procession

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP         Christ, We Do All Adore Thee      by Adult Choir

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH         Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Here in this place, with these people, we begin that week we call Holy. People: We crane our necks to see the parade, we will bow our heads as the funeral procession winds through the streets. Leader: We have been with Jesus on this journey; we long for courage to go to the end. People: In one hand, we clutch the palm branches; in the other, we cradle our broken hearts. Leader: As children dance excitedly around him, Jesus humbly enters our lives. People: Hosanna! We welcome the kingdom bearer into our midst. Hosanna!

*HYMN      No. 89            Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: We sing, we wave our branches, we shout ‘Hosanna.’ Then, we turn away, to go back to our old ways, our old lives, our old sins. But God is in the business of granting forgiveness and filling us with new life.

Let us confess to the One who comes to fill us with grace. People: With eager hearts and open hands, Holy One, we welcome Jesus, until he refuses the power we offer him, choosing to become our servant. We pick up the faith we had laid on the ground before him, and put it back on the shelf where it belongs. Our pride keeps us from being able to follow him all the way to Calvary. Hosanna, Steadfast God, save us! Help us to let our fears, our doubts, our faithlessness slip from our lives to fall at your feet, so we may stand with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who comes in your name, in your glory, in your grace to save us. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Tell the daughters of despair, proclaim it to the sons of sadness: Christ has come to save us! People: Hosanna! We will give our thanks to God, who comes to bring us grace, hope, life. Hosanna in the highest. Amen!

(Lectionary Liturgies, Palm Sunday)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN       by Pat Oglesby

ANTHEM      A Crown of Thorns         by Adult Choir

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 88         All Glory, Laud and Honor

(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE            Matthew 21:1-11             New Testament page 23 in pew Bible

SERMON               YOUR LAST PARADE              by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 92            Beneath the Cross of Jesus

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

As we pray today we will be remembering Community Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, SC and its 22 members.

Announcements:

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2011 “Shake it Up Café – Where kids carry out God’s Recipe”

Fri., June 3 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm For children pre-K through grade 12.

Sat., June 4 9:00 am – 12:00 noon To volunteer or register please contact

Sun., June 5 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Pat Oglesby at 803-285-8196.

PLEASE NOTE: Every one is asked bring flowers next Sunday for Flowering of the Cross.

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church Historical Photo Album:

Again this week Cathy and Carol will be taking orders for the albums after the worship service. Order blanks are on the table in the foyer. You may pay now or when your book is delivered in 4 to 6 weeks.

THE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT will take place next Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 to 11:30.

The Trinity Presbyterian Church has invited our children and youth to participate in their Resurrection Trail on Saturday, April 23, from 10-12 noon. There will be games, candy and an egg hunt.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Toug Brunson and Marie Welpe

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN NOW ON-LINE. Visit our website and click on this Sunday’s date or previous dates to read the bulletin on-line.

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