WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “All Glory, Laud and Honor” Todd Kendal
THE ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM – Matthew 21:1-11
PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 196 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O Lord, who on this day entered the rebellious city
that later rejected you, we confess that our wills are as rebellious as Jerusalem’s, that our faith is often more show than substance, that our hearts are in need of cleansing.
Have mercy on us, Son of David, Savior of our lives.
Help us to lay at your feet all that we have and all that we are, trusting you to forgive what is sinful, to heal what is broken, to welcome our praises, and to receive us as your own.…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Hear the good news: “Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave...and became obedient to the point of death -- even death on a cross.” (Philippians 6,7a,8b) Through his obedience we are therefore freed from whatever sin enslaves us.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
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.
MEDITATION Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 228 “Were You There?”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Philippians 2:5–11
though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
Therefore, God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess to the glory of God:
Jesus Christ is Lord! Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY Hymn 606
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.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 221 “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.