April 5, 2020
"This is the day the Lord has made", and … say it with me, "I will rejoice and be glad in it!"
Welcome to ten@10, a Sunday morning spiritual connection with First Presbyterian of Lynn Haven!
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."
Matthew 18:20 (NRSV)
We may not be gathered physically, but we are God's well-loved children gathered in spirit.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Lisa (and Brad)
Palm Sunday 2020 Worship
First Presbyterian Church of Lynn Haven
PRELUDE The Holy City
MUSIC: Stephen Adams
CALL TO WORSHIP (from the Church of Scotland, 1994)
Humble and riding on a donkey,
we greet you;
Acclaimed by crowds and caroled by children,
we cheer you;
moving from the peace of the countryside to the corridors of power,
we salute you: Christ our Lord.
You are giving the beast of burden
a new dignity;
you are giving majesty
a new face;
you are giving those who long for redemption
a new song to sing.
With them, with heart and voice, we shout:
Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord of all, who on this day entered the rebellious city that later rejected you in the person of Christ: we confess that our wills are as rebellious as Jerusalem’s, our faith is often more show than substance, our hearts are in need of cleansing. Have mercy on us, Savior of our lives. Help us to lay at your feet all that we have and all that we are, trusting you to forgive what is sinful, to heal what is broken, to welcome our praises, and receive us as your own.
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
Our God comes to us, humble, in the form of a servant, to free us from the weight of sin and death. Jesus’ obedient suffering has released us; our sins are forgiven!
Hosanna in the highest!
PALM SUNDAY SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:1-11
1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” 4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
5 “Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
MEDITATION Hosanna: From Plea to Praise
SPECIAL MUSIC Palms of Victory
MUSIC: Early American tune
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD'S PRAYER
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.
BLESSING & BENEDICTION
Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous and strong. Let all that you do be done in love. May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen!
POSTLUDE Prelude in Classic Style
MUSIC: Gorden Young
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
"Where I'm Seeing God Today"
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