PSPC Worship Service

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 28, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service
Palm/Passion Sunday
Liturgical Color: Purple
"If I Ask, Will You Follow?" by Rev. Christine Dickerson

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Pre-worship Music Palm Sunday Medley  Alex Danson

Gathering Song God Welcomes All  Hymn #399

Welcoming Rev. Christine Dickerson

Life of the Church Kay Chabot
Good Morning Palm Springs Presbyterian Church!
And, welcome to our Palm Sunday Worship service.  It is officially Spring now, so we hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful weather.  We also hope everyone has received or will be receiving soon their COVID vaccines and enjoying a bit of relief and freedom.  It has been a very long challenging year!
We are pleased to announce our Annual Congregational Meeting was held last Sunday, with great attendance by our members.  Thank you to those that attended and participated in our importance topics for our church.  As promised, the voting ballot has been sent to all members to cast their votes on our Pastor Nominating Committee nominees,  2021 Budget and a few topics on the re-opening of our church.
The possibility of re-opening our church for small gatherings is being researched by a small task team that has been organized.  We will be reporting to you their progress each week and your input will be valuable along the way, as we address this very important topic.
If you have not donated your Easter lily yet, please do so as soon as possible.  The lilies will be purchased this week for display  on our altar next Sunday, Easter Sunday.  Your lilies will be available the following Friday for you to pick up from the church, and for the lilies not taken, will be donated to various homes in the area.
Special birthday wishes are extended to a very special lady to us all, Caryl Williamson, and a very special gentleman, Matt Lashey.  May God watch over you both on your birthday this week and bless you with great health and happiness all year long.

Passing of the Peace My Peace  Congregarion

Preparation for Worship Rev. Christine Dickerson

Prelude The King Is Coming  Alex Danson

Call to Worship (Responsive) Kay Chabot
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: Á8

Opening Hymn Hosanna, Loud Hosanna  Hymn #197

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Responsive) Kay Chabot
God, our source of all hope, we are as small children when we remember your son coming through the gates of Jerusalem. We wave our palms and sing for joy, and we reach out to touch the hem of his robe: Your son, your gift, your great love. We give thanks for his light and willingness to surrender himself for us. We want to follow him, but it is hard. We wait by the gate, afraid to enter, afraid to lose ourselves, afraid to be vulnerable, afraid to die. Help us, O Lord, to understand the freedom and life of the Cross, and be willing to surrender ourselves to a life in Christ. We ask in his name, Amen.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive) Kay Chabot
Hear the Good News! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.

Gloria Patri  Hymn #581

Praise Hymn Fairest Lord Jesus  Hymn #630

Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer Rev. Christine Dickerson
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 Matt Lashey

Prayer for Illumination (Unison) Kay Chabot
Teach us, O God, by your Word and Spirit, help us to hear, know and live the Gospel so that we might proclaim in work and deed, the Good News that you offer us this day. A message of peace to the whole community and love with faith through Christ our Lord. Amen

Psalter Lesson (Unison) Psalm 118:1-2, 19-24  Kay Chabot

Hebrew Lesson Isaiah 50: 4-9a  Kay Chabot

Song of Preparation Under His Wings  Hymn #356

Gospel Lesson Luke 19: 28-40  Rev. Christine Dickerson

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon If I Ask, Will You Follow?  Rev. Christine Dickerson

In Response All Glory, Laud and Honor  Hymn #196

Morning Tithes and Offerings
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
Romans 12:1

Offertory The Palms  Alex Danson

Doxology Hymn #606

Prayer of Dedication
God of unending gifts, we praise you for your abundant goodness.
As you are generous, we want to be generous too.
May the gifts we bring extend your generosity into the world,
so that all people may be made whole by your goodness and grace. Amen.

A Challenge to Go Forth Rev. Christine Dickerson

A Sending Song Let There Be Peace on Earth  Hymn #681

Benediction Rev. Christine Dickerson


10:00 AM
Rev. Christine Dickerson
If I Ask, Will You Follow?
Gathering to Worship God
Preparation for Worship
Rev. Christine Dickerson
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