Today is Palm Sunday. The beginning of Holy Week. Today we celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. He is hailed as King. But what kind of King is he? And as King, is he sovereign? Many of us have had to deconstruct the image of a “sovereign” God because the teaching of God’s power and sovereignty has been weaponized against us. Jesus deconstructs this toxic idea of divine “sovereignty” and replaces it with something far greater: the power of love.
Prelude – Jean Herrera Welcome – Adam Lighting of the Peace Candle – Lynn Galiano and Raleen Hungate All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Scripture Readings Call to Worship Lynn: Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a humble donkey, seeking to transform the people. All: People gathered from everywhere to wave palm branches and praise him as royalty. Raleen: Jesus enters our lives humbly, seeking to transform our hearts and lives. All: Let us follow Jesus Christ together, and receive him in our presence. Amen. Children’s Moment Passing of the Peace Song: Let the Rocks Offering Prayers Sermon – Deconstructing the "Sovereignty" of God Benediction May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace. This day and forever more. Amen -Numbers 6:24-26