Palm Sunday Service
Palm Sunday: Looking toward Jerusalem
Call to Worship
|| This is the day!
||This is the day that the Lord hath made!
||O Lord we praise and magnify your name,
||Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Lord Almighty.
Children, youth, and adults should be gathered at the rear of the church
carrying palms. At the beginning of the processional hymn, the group should
move through the sanctuary with everyone participating in the singing.
|*Processional Hymn: "Hosanna"
OR "How Majestic Is Your Name"
OR "Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Reading "Looking toward Jerusalem," Ann Weems, Kneeling in
Jerusalem (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992), 14–15.
A person dressed in biblical clothing sits on a rock or a piece of cloth.
The reading can either be spoken by the person or be pre-recorded and played
back at this time. At the end, the person walks toward the back of the church
in a thoughtful manner.
Disciples’ Generous Response
Here is a question to ask ourselves every day: "Will I try to
achieve a quality life by focusing on wealth or by focusing on God?" If
our priorities are in line with God, we will have enough.
Blessing and Offering of Mission Tithes
|Hymn: "Were You There," sing only
the stanza printed below
Were you there when they threw palms in his way?
Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1–12
|Instrumental Music: "Were You There"
Prayer of Thanksgiving
|*Hymn: "All Glory, Laud, and Honor"
OR "Ride On, Ride On in Majesty"
Go now in peace.
Do not be afraid.
The steadfast love of God embraces you.
You are empowered by the Holy Spirit.