Online Service

Service for the Lord’s Day – Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

ORDER OF WORSHIP – April 5, 2020
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PALM PROCESSION
“Many people spread their cloaks on the road and others waved palm branches…”

ORGAN HYMN
“All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Dr. Ruth Draper, organ

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO THE PALM SUNDAY LITURGY

PRAYER FOR PALM SUNDAY

SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 11:1-11
As Jesus and the disciples approach Jerusalem, he sends two of them into Bethany to find a donkey which he intends to ride into the city as the Passover Festival begins. If someone questions them they are to say ‘the master needs it.’

PASTOR’S REFLECTION ON THE SCRIPTURE READING by the Rev. Dr. James Butler
The borrowed donkey and its generous owner are another example of God’s provision. God will provide whatever is needed to accomplish God’s good purposes.

PRAYERS OF PEOPLE
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

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. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION


Service for the Lord’s Day – Fifth Sunday in Lent – March 29, 2020

ORDER OF WORSHIP – March 29, 2020
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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

ACCLAMATION
Brothers and sisters, God is with us!
We are not alone!
Let us pray…

OPENING PRAYER

MUSIC

INVITATION TO CONFESSION AND TIME OF CENTERING SILENCE

RESPONSIVE CONFESSION
Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said and in what we have done and left undone.
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
We have sinned in ignorance, in weakness, and in deliberate choice.
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
We have withheld help, kindness, resources and compassion.
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
We have not loved you above all else.
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
We ask this in the name of the One who seeks and saves the lost, even Jesus Christ.
Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

SCRIPTURE READING: John 11:1-6, 17-44

PASTOR’S REFLECTION ON THE SCRIPTURE READING by the Rev. Dr. James Butler

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (from Romans 8)
Brothers and sisters, let us reaffirm our faith:
We believe that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; for we know that all things can work together for good for those who love God and are called according to God’s good purposes. We are convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

PRAYERS OF PEOPLE
The online congregation may respond to the pastor’s petition:
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

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. Amen.

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION


Service for the Lord’s Day – Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 22, 2020

ORDER OF WORSHIP – March 22, 2020
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Welcome and Introduction
Acclamation
Brothers and sisters, God is with us!
We are not alone!
Let us pray…
Opening Prayer
Music
Music is provided by Dr. Ruth Draper, Director of Music and Laura VanDale, soloist

Invitation to Confession and Time of Centering Silence

Responsive Confession
For failing to love others as you have loved us,
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
For wasting your gifts and hoarding money and resources,
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
For fearing those who are different and ignoring those in need,
Forgive us, O Lord, and set us free.
We offer this confession in the name of the One who seeks and saves the lost, even Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Words of Assurance

Scripture Reading: John 9:1-41
Jesus gives sight to a man who was blind from birth, which then raised old and tightly held theological issues among the people and angry objections from the religious authorities.

Pastor’s Reflection on the Scripture Reading by The Rev. Dr. James Butler
Jesus healed a man blind from birth and assured his disciples that suffering of any kind should not be attributed to divine punishment. All of which angered the religious teachers.

Affirmation of Faith (from Romans 8)
Brothers and sisters, let us reaffirm our faith:
We believe that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; for we know that all things can work together for good for those who love God and are called according to God’s good purposes. We are convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Music

Prayers of People
The online congregation may respond to the pastor’s petition:
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

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. Amen.

Charge and Benediction