Order of Worship – Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Ward Hill Church of Christ the KingA Christ-Centered Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

The Lord’s Day, March 28, in the Lord’s Year 2021

Palm Sunday – Sixth Sunday in Lent

Please speak bold words and sing italicized words; * we invite you to stand as able.

Meeting God

Prelude & Quiet Prayer – five minutes before service (9:55-10:00 am)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest. Amen.

Processional Psalm 118 – I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter his courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice for he has made me glad.

* Hymn 235   All Glory, Laud, and Honor                                   ST THEODULPH

* Invocation

Being Reconciled to God and One Another

* Confession of Sin:  Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised to receive us when we come to you. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that in the Holy Spirit we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

* Declaration of Forgiveness in Christ: If you have repented of your sin and turned in faith to Jesus Christ, I can declare through Christ’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection that you are forgiven in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

* New Life in Christ:  If you love God, keep his commandments. After God had delivered the Israelites, he gave them The Ten Commandments:

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Honour thy father and thy mother.

Thou shalt not kill.  Thou shalt not commit adultery.  Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.  Thou shalt not covet.

* Response (Hymn 611, verse 1)                                                                 WALK WITH ME

I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me; all along my pilgrim journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths shall show forth your praise.

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 735)                                               GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)

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.

* The Peace of Christ    The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Announcements, Scripture Memory, & Catechism – see Bell Ringer

Preparing to Hear God

Song – Were you there … when they crucified my Lord…when they nailed him to the tree…when they laid him in the tomb?

Collect for Palm Sunday:Almighty and ever-living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Hearing God in the Holy Scriptures

Isaiah 50:4-9a              Psalm 31:9-16                         The Word of the Lord.

Philippians 2:5-11       Mark 11:1-11                          Thanks be to God.

Sermon– “Standing the Test”    Sermon Series: Covenant Renewal

Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

Prayers of the People

The 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 and ever. Amen.

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts

Offertory (Hymn 729)                                                                           HERR JESU CHRIST

All things are thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer thee; and hence with grateful hearts today, thine own before thy feet we lay.

* Doxology (Hymn 731)                                                                                 OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

* Offertory Prayer

Being Sent with God’s Blessing into the World

* Hymn 182   My Song Is Love Unknown                                  LOVE UNKNOWN

* Benediction

Postlude

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