PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
April 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM ServicePalm Sunday
Liturgical Color: Purple
Play the whole Service:
|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Don Williamson|
|Life of the Church||Elder John Evans|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||The Palms||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship One: We are here today to worship God; All: To remember that on this day Jesus was welcomed into the city of Jerusalem. One: With palm branches and singing the people greeted Jesus, chanting... All: “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.” One: God's kingdom is breaking in upon us, and the one who brings it rides a lowly donkey, he has the hands of a servant. All: God's kingdom is coming! Let us open the gates of our hearts and minds. Let us sing in praise of the king who comes!||Elder John Evans|
|* Opening Hymn||Hosanna, Loud Hosanna||Hymn #197 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
Gracious God, on this day when many welcomed Jesus into their city and hailed him as the Savior, it is fitting that we join them, welcoming him into
our lives. But we are hesitant. We know he asks much of us. And we want so much to control our own lives, follow our own dreams, be as we want
to be. Forgive our self-centeredness, and open us more to the ways and attitudes of Jesus. For we pray it in his name. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon||Elder John Evans|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us, Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|* Singing||Gloria Patri||Hymn #623|
|Fairest Lord Jesus||Hymn #630 (1 & 3)|
|Choral Preparation||Day By Day||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Don Williamson|
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.
|Anthem||The Holy City||solo by Vern Sutton|
|Prayer for Illumination||.|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 118: 1, 19-24, 29 (Unison)||Elder John Evans|
|Song of Preparation||Breathe on Me, Breath of God||Choir|
|New Testament||Luke 19: 28-40, 45-46||Rev. Don Williamson|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Triumph or Tragedy||Rev. Don Williamson|
|* In Response||All Glory, Laud and Honor||Hymn #196 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings||Rev. Don Williamson|
|Offertory||Comes the King||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication||Rev. Don Williamson|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Don Williamson|
|* Benediction (Unison)||Elder John Evans|
One: We leave this place of worship thankful for the
many who, on this day long ago, recognized Jesus
as the Messiah, the Christ.
All: We leave lamenting that some soon fell away.
One: But we leave vowing that we shall not. Jesus is,
and will be for us our Lord and Savior.
All: And our vision of God's kingdom shall not be
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|