It’s Palm Sunday! Today at worship we will discover why Jesus might disappoint us. And because of that, he shows us the way to the God of Love. Happy Palm Sunday! God loves you!
Prelude Adam: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen Lighting of the Peace Candle – Larry Kirk and Adam Adam: Our tradition at CUCC is to light a peace candle at the beginning of each worship service to center ourselves around the Peace of God. Larry will lead us in the liturgy as Gavin lights the candle… Larry: I invite you to join us in lighting the peace candle… All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Scripture Readings - Mark 11:1-11 *Call to Worship – Larry Larry: Please join us in the call to worship… Larry: We raise our voices and wave with joyful hope the palms of deliverance for God’s people. All: Hosanna! Hosanna to the Son of David! Larry: Our hearts are filled with expectation as we welcome the coming king. All: Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Larry: We receive into the crowded streets of our lives the one who is Savior, not only of us, but of all the earth. All: Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest Heaven! Amen! Children’s Moment Passing of the Peace – Larry Larry: Friends, although we are physically separated as we practice social distance, in reality we are all connected. And so we come to the point in our service where we pass the peace with one another. I invite you to open your palms up like this and imagine yourself connected to everyone watching this livestream as we pass the peace to one another. Larry: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. Song: All Glory, Laud, and Honor – Sung by Jeff, Rhonda, and Dave Invitation to the Offering Adam Ericksen Prayers of the People – Adam (After each prayer, Adam will say, “God in your love” and you are invited to respond with “hear our prayers.”) Community Prayer and Lord’s Prayer - Larry Our God, 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 and ever. Amen. Sermon – Is Jesus the Messiah You Are Looking For? Unison Benediction – Larry 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 *(Adapted from the lifeinliturgy website.)