Worship Service Apr 2



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

Centering Music  

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


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.