Church Bulletin – Palm/Passion Sunday – April 1, 2012

Palm/Passion Sunday

          GATHERING

GREETING and ANNOUNCEMENTS

O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good;

God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let all creation say,

God’s steadfast love endures forever.

PRELUDE                                                                               Kathy Nash
LITANY:                       Palm Sunday

Leader: Holy God, mighty and merciful, we are in awe of a love so great; you came to Earth as a baby, to teach, to heal, to forgive and ultimately ride triumphantly in to Jerusalem to give your life for us.

People: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: Strengthen and sustain your children who proclaim the Good News of the gospel in the face of persecution. Soften the hardened hearts of those who are unwilling to hear your Word that they might be born to a new life in you.

People: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: Encourage the outcast, the marginalized and the invisible people in our communities; open our eyes not only to see them, but bring them out of the shadows, and work for change to end poverty and indifference.

People: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: Comfort the grieving, those who cope with chronic illness—physical or mental, and those who feel hopeless. Let them be assured of your abiding presence even in the darkest times

People: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: We offer all the prayers of our hearts, singing hosanna as we worship the one who rode into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey.

People: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever! Amen.

 

PRAISE HYMN:  “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”         UMH 298

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH   The Nicene Creed                        UMH 880

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH    Gratitude journal prayer

 

HYMN:      “Beneath The Cross Of Jesus”                                UMH 297

PROCLAMING GOD’S WORD

GOSPEL LESSON:       Mark 11:1-11                                    PB, pg. 45

 

PSALM 118:1-2, 19-29                                                           PB, pg. 541

 

MESSAGE                                                                Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

 

HYMN RESPONSE:               “Were You There?”                 UMH 288

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING                                     UMH 71

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

CONFESSION

We are conflicted, O God. We welcome the king of the Jews with shouts of joy, and then we crucify Him days later. Forgive our inconsistent relationships with you, with each other and with others in our lives. Help us make the difficult choice to be faithful in all circumstances, even when the crowds push against us. Give us the strength to be Christians of integrity, we pray. Amen.

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

God has forgiven us already and aids us on the path to integrity and wholeness.

 

COMMUNION AND SENDING FORTH

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING:

RECEIVING COMMUNION

Following communion please form a circle

*CIRCLE SONG

Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom,

Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom.

 

BLESSING
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*Stand as you are able.

Please bring candy and treats before Easter for Easter baskets for the Four Corners Indian Community.  If you are unable to get the items to the church, call Nancy at 300-8572 and she will pick them up.

Join Haven’s Easter Sunday events on April 8th, starting with Sunrise Service at 6:30am

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