August 2017  
SMTWTFS
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
     
Bible Search
April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday

Celebration  of  Worship

Palm Sunday                                                            April 13, 2014

 

* * * Entering Into God’s Presence * * *

 

Prelude                            

 

Welcome and Announcements                  (Please Sign and Pass Fellowship Pads)

 

Sharing Our Joys and Concerns

 

* Call to Worship    adapted from Psalm 118    (Read responsively)

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;

the Lord answered me and set me free.

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.

What can man do to me?

The Lord is on my side as my helper;

I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

 

* Affirmation of Faith        “The Apostle’s Creed”

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  AMEN.

 

* Prayer of Invocation

 

* Hymn of Adoration               “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”             Red Book # 297

Invitation to Confession

 

Admitting Our Sin to God

Do not harden our hearts, O God, to the sound of Your voice. We confess that we don't listen to the word that You send. You give us Jesus, the Word of life in our midst. We con­fess our delay in obeying the direction He brings. You promise the Holy Spirit, a source of counsel and power. We confess ignoring such guidance, since we do not respond. Forgive us our sin, and help us, we humbly pray, to fully enter the kingdom Christ has brought. In His name we pray.   (silent, personal confession)  AMEN

 

Assurance of Pardon

    Leader   . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

    ALL:      In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

 

* Responding with Praise               “Gloria Patri”                            Blue Book #579

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!

 

Time with Young Disciples

 

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer

 

* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *

 

Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings

                       

* Singing Our Praise and Gratitude     “The Doxology”                Blue Book   #592

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 of Preparation          “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”           Red Book # 320

 

* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON             Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29          pew Bible pg. 511

 

*MESSAGE TEXT                                  Matthew 21:1-11             pew Bible pg. 826

 

MESSAGE                         “Hosanna to the King”                 Pastor Raymond M. Tear

 

* Hymn of Closing               “All Glory, Laud and Honor”               Red Book # 300

 

* Receiving the Blessing

 

* Choral Response                     “Three-fold Amen”                       Blue Book # 586

 

* Postlude                       

    

* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.

 

WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please remember to sign the blue attendance pad.

 

EASTER LILIES – Last call to sponsor an Easter lily. If you would like to sponsor a lily for the chancel next Sunday in loving memory or in honor of a loved one, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain in the Narthex. Cost: $13.00/Easter lily.

 

FLOWERS – If you would like to sponsor flowers for the chancel in loving memory or in honor of a loved one or of a special occasion, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain in the Narthex. Cost: $24/Sunday.

 

LITURGISTS NEEDED – Please use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hall by the water fountain to volunteer for one or more weeks.

 

OUR DAILY BREAD (LARGE PRINT EDITION) - Complimentary copies of Our Daily Bread for April, May, and June are located on the table in the Narthex. Many find this daily devotional aid helpful to their spiritual growth.

 

THE HOPE OF EASTER – Complimentary copies of this booklet of 10 reflections from the publishers of the popular devotional series, Our Daily Bread, are also located on the table in the Narthex. Extra copies are available, if you would like to give one to a family member or friend.

 

When we come to Christ in our brokenness, He makes us whole.

 

Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God by Dutch & JoAnn Hintze

in honor of Judy Phillips, Roberta Mitchell & Wanda Greene

 

Birthdays & Anniversaries This Week

Wednesday:  Les & Sandy Mizell              Friday:   Barbara Tolmen

 

Today’s Participants

Liturgist: Linda Tear

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks

Contents © 2017 First Presbyterian Church of Ingram | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy