Worship for March 28, 2021 - Palm Sunday



A Prayer for Preparing to Worship:

Bless us, O God, 

With a reverent sense of your presence, 

That we may be at peace and may worship you with all our mind and spirit, 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.



Welcome Video - Jeff Foels



Passing of the Peace

We encourage you to contact others in the church, to reach out and connect,

to check in on those that might need help, and to let others know the help you need,

in mind, body, and spirit, in this uncertain time. 


Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, and Assurance of Pardon


Trusting in God’s hopes for us, let us come before God with contrite hearts,

asking for reconciliation and seeking peace.


God of hope, we confess our disregard of your care, our doubt of your providence,

our blindness to signs of your love. We are afraid to risk our comforts to find new life;

we separate ourselves from you and from others and foster divisions between those you love.

Help us to amend our lives and make us your faithful people who bear the good fruit

of your Word in the world. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Through forgiveness in Christ, we are brought to new life.
This is the good news of the gospel: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.


Response

O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;

have mercy on us, Lamb of God,

and grant us your peace.



Prayer of the Day - Shari Durdin



We praise you, O God, for your redemption of the world through Jesus Christ,

who entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph and was proclaimed Messiah and king

by those who spread garments and branches along his way.

Let such branches be signs of his victory, and grant that all who carry them may follow him in the way of the cross,

that, dying and rising with him we may enter into your kingdom;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

now and forever. Amen. 



Scripture: Mark 11:1-11 - Shari Durdin

1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, 5some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. 7Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. 8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. 9Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, 

     “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

11Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.


Second Scripture Mark 14:12-16, 22-25

12On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.


22While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”




Sermon - “Unexpected Hosannas” - Jeff Foels





Music: All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Glory to God #196

Text by Orleans and Music by Teschner






 The Palms
Composer: Jean-Baptiste Fauré
PPC choir and friends presented 
Jeehoon Kim, Baritone soloist 



Hosanna Loud Hosanna
Music: Gesangbuch der Herzogl.
Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle  
Arr. by Kerr 
Jusun Kim, Organ




Prayers of the People and The Lords 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.


Sending 


Wherever you are, and wherever you go, hold this with you:

Be in the world in peace;

Have courage;

Hold onto what is good;

Return no one evil for evil;

Support the weak;

Help the suffering;

Honor all God’s children;

Love and serve the Lord, 

Rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.


May God, who creates, redeems, and sustains, keep you steadfast in faith,

buoyant in hope, and abounding in love. And the blessing of God, Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.




God Bless You! Have a Wonderful Week of Remembrance!















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