Worship Service Apr 2
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Palm Sunday Proclamation
Welcome and Call to Worship
Response to Call: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna #278 all
Welcome and Service Overview
6th Sunday of Lent and Lighting the Candles
Prayer of Illumination
Song of Faith: How Beautiful
Responsive Reading: Psalm 47 #781
Apostles Creed: hymnal #881
Gloria Patri – hymnal #71
Mission and Offering Dedication
Doxology – hymnal #95
Pastor Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Scripture: John 14: 1 – 7
Sermon: I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Hymn of Response: Victory in Jesus #370 all
Announcements – Life of the Church
Commissioning and Benediction
ABCCM FOOD DONATIONS: Donation Basket at Front Door. We’ll dedicate our gifts next week
Transformation Village Clothing Mission: We dedicate your gifts today
Let’s Get Ready for Holy Week!
Today after Church: Pizza Lunch and Tenebrae setup
Wed, Apr 5 at 10 AM: Clean the church – see Sheri
HOLY WEEK Services with Christ UMC and Clark’s:
Apr 6, 7pm Christ UMC: Maundy Thursday
Apr 7, 7pm Alexander Chapel: Good Friday Tenebrae
Apr 9, 7:30am Clark’s Chapel: Easter Sunrise and Breakfast
Apr 9, 11am Alexander Chapel Easter Service
Please take fliers and invite your friends!
Daily Devotions From Pastor Marjory: If you are not receiving and would like to receive them, send Pastor Marjory an email.
Upper Room Devotionals are available by the front door.
Walking the Holy Week Journey to the Cross
By faith we understand our walk with God is never directionless. Our God equips and guides us as we seek and follow his lead. – Rev. Marjory Kiess
By faith we offer our best to God and walk closely with Him. – Rev Ray Kiess
BIBLE READING PLAN FOR EASTER WEEK — WALK WITH JESUS
Suggest using https://www.biblegateway.com/ for an online scripture resource
On Holy Monday, Jesus asserted his authority by throwing out anyone and everyone who was doing business inside the temple complex. The Jewish leaders were less than impressed with the display of power.
On Holy Tuesday, temple leaders challenged Jesus by putting him to the test. Literally. They raised a number of theological debates with him and questioned both his teaching and his God-given authority.
On Spy Wednesday, Jesus continued his teaching, which only riled up Jewish leaders. The tipping point came when a woman honored Jesus by anointing him with really expensive oil. This didn’t sit well with Judas, who went straight to the religious authorities and offered to deliver Jesus into their hands.
On Maundy Thursday, after celebrating the Passover with his disciples, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, where Judas betrayed him. He was arrested and tortured while Peter denied him.
On Good Friday, the Jewish leaders, with the help of Pilate, subjected Jesus to a mock trial that resulted in a death sentence for the one who would be called the King of the Jews. He was hastily crucified and quickly buried before the Sabbath began that evening.
On Holy Saturday, not much happened…that we know of, at least. Since it was the Jewish Sabbath, all activity came to a grinding halt, and Jesus’ followers had to wait until the next day to properly prepare his body for burial.
On Easter Sunday, a couple of women went to Jesus’ tomb to anoint him for burial, but when they arrived, he wasn’t there. The tomb was empty, and an angel greeted them with the news that Jesus was alive. The women hurried back to tell the others, and Jesus surprised his grieving disciples by showing up in their midst.
- Read Isaiah 52:7-10
- Luke 24